Not many visitors know the route via the cantonal road north of Lago Maggiore, which leads through Gudo and Monte Carasso to the north. It wends its way through vineyards in which new types of grape vines are planted.
Is there anything more comforting than an appetizing platter of freshly cut salami, prosciutto or lardo, soft cheese from the Valle di Muggio, or hard cheese from the upper Ticinese Alps? The large stone tables under centuries-old linden trees are inviting and conducive to animated conversations. Grottino Ticinese is a garden pub, which was established on the occasion of the National Marksmen's Festival of 1929. Swissness!
Popular meeting point during the Aperitif hour at the foot of Castelgrande with a terrace and fountains, designed by Aurelio Galfetti. Classical bar with Italian flair. The locale at the foot of Castelgrande was designed with expertise and a sure hand for perfection. It is Bellinzona's best address for a drink or a good glass of wine. It is also a breakfast café, bistro and Apéritif bar.