The Malcantone


a region that stretches from Arosio to Monteggio and from the gulf of Agno to the steep sides of Monte Lema. Peppered with picturesque villages favored by hikers and mountain bikers who are attracted by its splendorous nature – crystal clear creeks flow through chestnut forests and rush over wonderful cascades with lots of beautiful spots to relax and enjoy the balmy Mediterranean climate of the southern Ticino.

Once crested, Monte Lema offers a marvelous view not only over the lakes of Lugano and Maggiore but also over the breathtaking snowcapped peaks of the Bernese- Pennine and Graubündner Alps





The B&B Gallo di Rancina is part of a more than 400 year old monastery embedded in a small hamlet. The monastery – going back to St. Antonius - was administered by Nuns who pursued the trade of sericulture before being abandoned more than one hundred years ago. It is now carefully restored and revived bringing back its aesthetical beauty and spirit.

The Gallo die Rancina features a comfy Rustico in midst of a lovely garden with Olive- and Fig trees, Rose- and Oleander bushes – the perfect location to relax on one of our cozy patios and enjoy the scenery over vineyards, chestnut forests towards Luino and Lake Maggiore to the peaks of the Monte Rosa Massive. 




The Rustico offers a romantic bedroom with shower and toilette. The furniture is stylish discrete and creates with its selected pieces a very comfortable atmosphere to muse and repose.


Apart from the Rustico there are three additional spacious rooms available. They are located on the second floor of the main monastery building and provide access to a magnificent loggia overviewing the garden. This loggia is furnished with comfortable lounge couches ideally to curl up and read an interesting book (from the library?) or to chill down, savor the silence and enjoy the evening over a nice glass of wine.



About us – the hosts


Manuela and Jonathan with Laura and Nico and lots of animals. Apart from Belle, our faithful shepherd dog we also have two cats, Nero and Höppi, a couple of rabbits, some adventurous chicken, three Cameroon sheep and two elegant horses on which Laura is competing in showjumping.


We welcome our guest and our friends with open arms and we like to share our wonderful place as well as our time with you.

We take pride in our hospitality and assure that you will enjoy every moment of your stay at our Rancina, whether you’re in town for a night or a week, traveling for business or pleasure.




double room:

double room for one person:


price includes: 

65 - 95 CHF per person/night  (after 4. night 90 CHF)

75 - 110 CHF per person/night  (after 4. night  100 CHF)



breakfast and fees 


bicycle to rent available 

via Fornasette 42,  6998 Monteggio, TI | +41 79 688 72 55, +41 79 685 21 39