The city of Mendrisio today enjoys the title of "magnificent town" thanks to the presence of many historical monuments that testify to its illustrious past: picturesque narrow streets, typical houses with internal courtyards and “cotto” roofs, medieval and baroque churches. Mendrisio and the surrounding area are also known for the tasty offerings of food and wine: in the typical "grottos" scattered on the hillsides to the peak of Mount Generoso, you can sample the numerous specialties of Ticino while sipping a fine local merlot. This primarily hilly area is renowned, in fact, for the excellent quality of its wine production. The richness of Mendrisiotto is waiting to welcome you: history, art and gastronomy await all visitors to delight them with their products.
To discover the historical centre of Mendrisio and the many fascinating secrets of the medieval town, we suggest you come by our office and rent a free audio-guide. The guide is available in four languages and describes the old town along the route from Turconi Palace to the old-time grottos still characteristic of the region.