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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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Wine trails

Wineculture – In the gentle hills of the Mendrisiotto region and along the slopes of Monte San Giorgio and Monte Generoso stretch three circular walks, marked with information panels. Along them, visitors can explore the area and its more than 300 hectares of vineyards; learn about the local winegrowing and winemaking traditions and experience the local history and culture.

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