The charming town is situated on the gentle slopes of Monte Generoso. Historic as well as cultural values define this town in the southernmost part of Ticino.
Mendrisio is the capital of the Mendrisiotto district and is justly called "Il Magnifico Borgo” – the magnificent town. An exciting theme trail with nine signposts points out the cultural highlights of the little town. An audio-guide, available in four languages, can be rented.
Between Monte Generoso and Monte San Giorgio (Unesco World Heritage) there are varied hiking trails that lead through the sun-drenched vineyards. The picturesque parts of town exemplify the charm of the Italian lifestyle and beckon to you to stay awhile. Don’t miss a visit to the archaeological excavations of Tremona-Castello and the marble quarries near Arzo!