Cannobio is the first town encountered over the border when travelling from Brissago. You can get there by car, passing through the customs checkpoint at Madonna di Ponte, or by boat from Locarno or Brissago.
It is home to one of the region’s most typical markets. Foods of all kinds can be found there, including cheeses from this region and the whole of Italy, cold cuts and meats of all types, and fresh fish from the lake. A wide range of different breads are available, with a good selection of specialities such as salted bread and focaccias. Vegetables, fruit and flowers are also always available in abundance.
The market offers all kinds of leather goods, including leather bags of different sizes, belts and jackets. There are also stalls selling clothes to suit all tastes, including socks, tights, chic underwear and hats, as well as sewing accessories, buttons in all shapes and sizes, fabrics and yarn.
For those in need of some refreshment, the square is lined with restaurants and bars where you can enjoy an authentic Italian coffee.
Don’t forget that when returning to Switzerland you will need to go through customs: see the information on customs clearance.
Sunday from 8:00 am until 3 pm.
- SHOPPING Italian markets
Visit the traditional markets of Ticino as well!
You can stroll among the stalls of the local markets a stone's throw from Lake Maggiore and Lake Lugano, discover a few special objects in the alleys of Bellinzona's historic centre, or sample local products in the streets of Mendrisio. Lamps, paintings, books, but also vegetables, cheeses and wines: a paradise for those seeking the rare pearl in the markets of Ticino.