The history

During the nineteenth century the population of Arogno lived a very difficult time where income of the agriculture products was not enough to satisfy the people’s needs. A lot of young and darings Arognesi decided to migrate in search of fortune . So also Giuseppe Delucchi, in 1847, at the age of 11, went off to North America and will make return to his homeland after nearly 50 years . On his return the situation was changing, surely due to the introduction of the Gotthard railway line that from 1882 connects the north and south of the European continent , passing through the Alps and to the arrival of factories particularly of the prestigious Factory of watches built in 1873 by Manzoni directly in Arogno.

The American, so was Delucchi nicknamed, wanted to participate actively to this development , and in 1894 inaugurated the  Hotel Pension Arogno .
In this period of strong growth were built roads, bridges and schools , and in 1885 comes the first postal service in carriage. The terminus the post bus is situated next to the hotel. Needing to keep pace with the growing demands and ensure the success of its business, the family Merzaghi decided in 1946 to buy the Hotel Arogno, now “la Pignatta”, which still own  today.

The present

The hotel-restaurant „La Pignatta“, now run by a young Austrian- Italian couple, has been recently  refurbished.

This place offers the perfect setting for a large variety of events, celebrations and unforgettable impressions.

Afternoon tea, the pleasure of sipping a glass of good wine in our garden with a book  while your children are playing at our playground or simply relaxing in one of our seven cozy and comfortable rooms offers moments of sublime leisure

Our guests can count of a warm and familiar welcome in one of the most harmonious hotels in Ticino

Our serveices

 Buffet breakfast  Currency Exchange
 Restaurant  Corporate rates
 Bar  Major credit cards accepted
 Terrace  Free parking
 Wi-Fi  Organization of tours and excursions with multilingual guides
 Garden with deckchairs  Transfer services by taxi or limousine
 Pet allowed  Baby sitter
 Non smoking hotel  Bus stop proximity
Family friendlly Flowers