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Mendrisio
Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 32, Morcote–Mendrisio
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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 20, Mendrisio–Chiasso
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Sentiero Lago di Lugano
Sentiero Lago di Lugano
Stage 9, Riva S. Vitale (M. Generoso)–Mendrisio
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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 19, Morcote–Mendrisio
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North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 8, Agno–Chiasso
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Mendrisio

Mendrisio

Mendrisio lies just a few kilometres from the Italian border and is the centre of Mendrisiotto, the southernmost region of the sunny Ticino, an area less well-known by tourists.
Mendrisio lies about 18 km south of Lugano, around 5 km from the Italian border. The municipal area stretches as far as the picturesque Bellavista area on the Monte Generoso. The old town quarter is very appealing with narrow lanes, old Palazzi, historic churches and the medieval tower at Platz Piazza del Ponte. Many of the houses built in neoclassical style were designed by architect Luigi Fontana from Muggio. These include the former Beata Vergine Hospital, seat of the Mendrisio Architectural Academy.

Another place of interest in Mendrisio is the local art museum in the old monastery of the Servite Order, with over 1200 works of art and regular, noteworthy special exhibitions. Railway fans and families will find the Galerie Baumgartner well worth a visit: not only is a large collection of model trains and historic tin toys on display but also detailed models of modern vehicles. The trains travel on numerous model railway systems.

A cogwheel railway takes 40 minutes to travel to the top of Monte Generoso, the Ticino excursion mountain and vantage point. The valley station is at Capolago on the southern shore of Lago die Lugano, a few kilometres north of Mendrisio.

The FoxTown Outlet Factory Store in Mendrisio offers shopping at favourable prices. 130 shops from 200 well-known brand producers offer goods from overproduction and last season’s collections at reductions from 30% to 70%.

The Naturpark Pre Murin is located west of Mendrisio. An area included in the Federal Inventory of Protected Fens of National Importance, it covers an area of around 60 acres (equivalent to about 50 football fields) in a small valley between Ligornetto and Besazio.

Highlights

  • Foxtown Mendrisio - large factory-outlet-store with brand-name goods for sale at factory prices, a paradise for shopping fans.
  • Monte San Giorgio with a fossil museum in Meride - UNESCO World Heritage and geological educational nature trail. Many fossils of great scientific interest were discovered here.
  • Monte Generoso - at 1601 m the highest mountain south of Lago di Lugano. Offers various leisure options including two theme trails. Fantastic views of Lago di Lugano and the Alps.
  • Valle Muggio – a primal pre-Alpine valley. A wide variety of fauna, flora and rocks can be admired in the park of the Breggia gorge.
  • Lago di Como – Lago di Como and Lombardy lie just over the border in Northern Italy
Mendrisio lies just a few kilometres from the Italian border and is the centre of Mendrisiotto, the southernmost region of the sunny Ticino, an area less well-known by tourists.
Mendrisio lies about 18 km south of Lugano, around 5 km from the Italian border. The municipal area stretches as far as the picturesque Bellavista area on the Monte Generoso. The old town quarter is very appealing with narrow lanes, old Palazzi, historic churches and the medieval tower at Platz Piazza del Ponte. Many of the houses built in neoclassical style were designed by architect Luigi Fontana from Muggio. These include the former Beata Vergine Hospital, seat of the Mendrisio Architectural Academy.

Another place of interest in Mendrisio is the local art museum in the old monastery of the Servite Order, with over 1200 works of art and regular, noteworthy special exhibitions. Railway fans and families will find the Galerie Baumgartner well worth a visit: not only is a large collection of model trains and historic tin toys on display but also detailed models of modern vehicles. The trains travel on numerous model railway systems.

A cogwheel railway takes 40 minutes to travel to the top of Monte Generoso, the Ticino excursion mountain and vantage point. The valley station is at Capolago on the southern shore of Lago die Lugano, a few kilometres north of Mendrisio.

The FoxTown Outlet Factory Store in Mendrisio offers shopping at favourable prices. 130 shops from 200 well-known brand producers offer goods from overproduction and last season’s collections at reductions from 30% to 70%.

The Naturpark Pre Murin is located west of Mendrisio. An area included in the Federal Inventory of Protected Fens of National Importance, it covers an area of around 60 acres (equivalent to about 50 football fields) in a small valley between Ligornetto and Besazio.

Highlights

  • Foxtown Mendrisio - large factory-outlet-store with brand-name goods for sale at factory prices, a paradise for shopping fans.
  • Monte San Giorgio with a fossil museum in Meride - UNESCO World Heritage and geological educational nature trail. Many fossils of great scientific interest were discovered here.
  • Monte Generoso - at 1601 m the highest mountain south of Lago di Lugano. Offers various leisure options including two theme trails. Fantastic views of Lago di Lugano and the Alps.
  • Valle Muggio – a primal pre-Alpine valley. A wide variety of fauna, flora and rocks can be admired in the park of the Breggia gorge.
  • Lago di Como – Lago di Como and Lombardy lie just over the border in Northern Italy

Arrival and return Mendrisio

Adresse

Mendrisiotto Turismo
Via Luigi Lavizzari 2
6850 Mendrisio
Tel. +41 (0)91 641 30 50
info@mendrisiottoturismo.ch
www.mendrisiottoturismo.ch

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Accommodation

Albergo Svizzero
Albergo Svizzero
Capolago
B&B La Crisalide
B&B La Crisalide
Meride
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Places of interest

Historic trail on Monte San Giorgio
Historic trail on Monte San Giorgio
Museo dei Fossili
Museo dei Fossili
Pumptrack Mendrisio
Pumptrack Mendrisio
Saurians on Mount San Giorgio
Saurians on Mount San Giorgio
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Hiking in

Mendrisio
Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 32, Morcote–Mendrisio
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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 20, Mendrisio–Chiasso
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Sentiero Lago di Lugano
Sentiero Lago di Lugano
Stage 9, Riva S. Vitale (M. Generoso)–Mendrisio
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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 19, Morcote–Mendrisio
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Cycling in

Mendrisio
North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 8, Agno–Chiasso
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Mountain biking in

Mendrisio
Piana del Laveggio Bike