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The Mendrisiotto Wine Route

The Mendrisiotto Wine Route – The Mendrisiotto Wine Route

This route leads through Mendrisiotto, a traditional wine-growing region with an abundance of testimonies to history and art, sited amidst an impressive landscape.

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Model trains Mendrisio

Family museums – At the Baumgartner Gallery you will find an incredible permanent exhibition of model trains and model train systems of all gauges, powered by solar energy. The old tinplate toy trains delight the young and young at heart.

Permanent exhibitions of: model trains, model train systems of all gauges driven by solar energy, old tin toy trains (tin plate).

Model trains Mendrisio
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Grotto Bundi

Typical restaurants – "The most beautiful part of the world smiles at me here" - that's what Virgil sung and it's also the inscription in one of the cellar vaults hewn into rock behind the village of Mendrisio, where the old Grotto Bundi can be found. A culinary institution where wonderful wines, cheese and sausages – made to time-honoured recipes and stored traditionally – can be tried.

Polenta cooked in a ceramic stove is a specialty of Grotto Bundi.

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The Wines of Southern Ticino

Hiking in the vineyards

The theme of this trail is the relationship between viticulture and the earth. Climatic conditions provide the ideal balance of sun and rain to make Mendrisiotto, which is located between the southernmost point of Switzerland and Lake Lugano, an ideal wine region.

The Wines of Southern Ticino
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