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Discover Ticino and Beyond

Nestled in the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland and conveniently located near the Italian border, Hotel Serpiano is the perfect place to stay for a getaway weekend or a few nights' stay during your travels. Surrounded by nature and only 15 minutes away from the Mendrisio city center, there is certainly something for everyone to enjoy at our scenic hotel.

Mountains, vineyards, lakes, culture and history... discover the southeast part of Switzerland while staying at Hotel Serpiano!

Museum of fossils of Monte San Giorgio

Museum of fossils of Monte San Giorgio
Museum of fossils of Monte San Giorgio

Museum of fossils of Monte San Giorgio

Monte San Giorgio is one of the most important fossil deposits in the world in the Middle Triassic period, a geological era between 247 and 237 million years ago. The fossils of this mountain, known for their variety and exceptional state of preservation, have been brought to light and analysed since 1850 by Swiss and Italian paleontologists.

The Monte San Giorgio Fossil Museum, renovated and expanded by Ticino architect Mario Botta, was inaugurated in 2012. The structure displays a collection of fossils of animals and plants from the exceptional deposits of Monte San Giorgio, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A 2.5 m long reconstruction of the saurian land Ticinosuchus welcomes visitors to the Museum, located in the centre of the village of Meride.

www.museodeifossili.ch/museo.html

Foxtown Outlet

Foxtown Mendrisio

Foxtown Outlet

Foxtown Outlet, a designer outlet center with 160 stores offering discounted prices from 30% to 70% throughout the year.

Just 20 minutes from Serpiano and accessible by car, taxi or the convenient bus service that leaves from the hotel, Foxtown is the ideal destination for all shoppers. Opened in 1995 with a sales area of 31,000 square meters, thanks to the high level of product quality and the elegance of its shops, attracts numerous visitors every day from all over the world.

At the Foxtown Outlet Centre you will find the most prestigious Italian and international fashion brands: Gucci, Prada, Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo, Valentino, Bally, Dolce & Gabbana, Missoni, Ralph Lauren, Diesel, Esprit, Adidas, Nike, Replay, Superga, Samsonite, Fratelli Rossetti, Brums, La Perla, Lagostina, Fendi, Jilsander, Tod's, Hogan, Polo Ralph Lauren, Baci & Abbracci, Dior and many others.

www.foxtown.com/

Foxtown Mendrisio

Visit the land of Merlot

Wineries in Mendrisiotto
Wineries in Mendrisiotto

Visit the land of Merlot

Thanks to the sunny Mediterranean climate, Ticino is a perfect place to grow grapes. Almost 90% of the area is occupied by Merlot vineyards, fermented red and white, which produce high quality wines.

Discover an area where labels of excellence are created, internationally renowned and awarded with numerous prizes. Follow the itineraries through the vineyards - reachable in a few minutes by car, with a nice walk or bike ride - and stop in the ancient cellars dug into the rock to taste and buy the famous wines directly from the producers.

Discover here all the wineries

A trek with breathtaking views

Trekking Mendrisiotto

A trek with breathtaking views

Monte San Giorgio, 1,097 metres high, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2003 for the variety and extraordinary state of conservation of its fossils, as well as being the ideal area for walks in the countryside between Italy and Switzerland.

Monte San Giorgio geo-paleontological path

In the middle of a naturalistic oasis that winds along the Swiss border, stands the imposing Monte Generoso, on whose summit stands the “Flower of stone”, the work of the famous architect Mario Botta, with two restaurants whose windows reflect a breathtaking view. For 130 years, the cogwheel railway has also climbed from Capolago, on Lake Lugano, to the summit of Generoso at 1,704 metres above sea level, covering a 9 km stretch through enchanting Alpine scenery.

Discover here the paths and activities of Monte Generoso

Walking the Tamaro-Lema crossing in both directions is one of the most beautiful hikes in the Pre-Alps, on the border between Ticino and Italy. Walking on the ridge you can admire the Lago Maggiore, the Centovalli, Valle Maggia, Val Verzasca, Locarno and Bellinzona to the North, while to the South the view opens over Lugano, its valleys, and its Lake.

Here are the details of the excursion

Detailed maps and Nordic walking sticks are available at reception.

Trekking Mendrisiotto

Cruises and tours on Lake Lugano

Cruises and tours on Lake Lugano
Cruises and tours on Lake Lugano

Cruises and tours on Lake Lugano

Lake Lugano is an international tourist destination thanks to its history and charm. Its location in the centre of Europe and the Mediterranean climate make it a unique place for families and visitors who love culture and fun.

Many are the daily trips of the Società Navigazione del Lago di Lugano, to visit and appreciate the beauty of our lake, as well as to taste the gastronomic delicacies of the area thanks to Brunch and Lunch Tours.

Find out all the details here

Mountain Bike tours

Mountain Bike tours

Mountain Bike tours

The territory of South-West Mendrisiotto offers more and more quality routes for MTB enthusiasts, from the easy hike for the whole family to the more demanding route for real sportsmen.

Tour della Montagna

Distance: 34 km. Meters of climb: 800 m. Meters of downhill: 800 m.

Download the GPS track

Serpiano Flow Ride

Distance: 20 km. Meters of climb: 400 m. Meters of downhill: 400 m.

Download the GPS track

San Giorgio Tour e-xtended

Distance: 40 km. Meters of climb: 300 m. Meters of downhill: 670 m.

Download the GPS track

Moreover, at Serpiano you will find: free bike washing and maintenance corner, bike storage room and MTB guide on request.

Mountain Bike tours

Swissminiatur

Swissminiatur
Swissminiatur

Swissminiatur

If you would like to have an overview of Switzerland and spend a pleasant time in a fantastic region, don't miss Swissminiatur, an exciting place and attraction for everyone who wants to visit our country.

Opened on 6 June 1959, it is a miniature open-air park and is located in Melide, on the shores of Lake Lugano, 25 minutes from Serpiano.

On an area of 14,000 m², visitors can admire over 120 1:25 scale models of Switzerland's most famous buildings and monuments. For model railway enthusiasts, a 3,560 m network of miniature railways runs through the park, which is adorned with 1,500 plants and over 15,000 flowers, while there are several play areas for children.

Discover Swissminiatur

Archaeological Park of Tremona

Archaeological Park of Tremona

Archaeological Park of Tremona

Archaeologists and volunteers have brought to light the remains of a medieval settlement and various finds. Rediscover the daily life of the medieval rural village that once stood where the archaeological park of Tremona is today.

To immerse yourself in a unique experience and relive the past you can rent 3D glasses at the park's Infopoint.

www.parco-archeologico.ch

Itinerary on foot

Archaeological Park of Tremona

Morcote

Morcote
Morcote

Morcote

The picturesque village on the Ceresio is one of the most beautiful villages in Switzerland and is listed in the Federal Inventory (ISOS) of villages to be protected.

Overlooking the shores of Lake Ceresio, this small village offers not only characteristic restaurants, bars and small shops, but also nature activities such as the Scherrer botanical park.

Visiting Morcote is undoubtedly a characteristic and exciting experience.

www.morcoteturismo.ch

Reach Morcote with the combined cableway + boat ticket

Monte San Giorgio

Monte San Giorgio

Monte San Giorgio

Monte San Giorgio, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a panoramic mountain of exceptional beauty, overlooking Lake Lugano and the Alps.

Also present on the app “hike Ticino”, it offers trails of different difficulties and surrounded by nature.

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Walking itineraries on Monte San Giorgio, in the surroundings and in the Mendrisiotto region

Monte San Giorgio

Mendrisiotto Terroir

Mendrisiotto Terroir
Mendrisiotto Terroir

Mendrisiotto Terroir

The local and experienced Mendrisiotto Terroir team will guide you through various food and wine experiences in the Mendrisiotto area.

The team proposes various excursions to discover the landscapes, flavours and traditions of the region.

www.mendrisiottoterroir.ch

Brusino Arsizio

Brusino Arsizio

Brusino Arsizio

A characteristic little Ticino village overlooking the lake.

Enjoy its beauty with a walk through the streets of the village, admire the splendor of the view of the mountains and the surrounding villages from the lakeside, or relax enjoying the Ticino specialties in one of the restaurants or grotti of Brusino Arsizio.

Thanks to the connection with our cable car, the village of Brusino Arsizio offers a starting point for cycling routes along the lake. It is possible to reach Riva San Vitale and Capolago in one direction or reach Porto Ceresio (Italy) in the opposite direction, another charming lake village.

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Reach Brusino Arsizio

Brusino Arsizio

An energetic place

Monte San Giorgio
Monte San Giorgio

An energetic place

Monte San Giorgio is not only a UNESCO World Heritage Site but it is also an energetic place.

The energetic places are points where the energies of Heaven and Earth are stronger and give the place particular characteristics. Cristina Calderari, guide to the places of power and therapist, accompanies you on excursions to admire enchanting spots and immerse yourself with all your senses in listening experiences of these energies that regenerate Mind, Body and Soul. The Monte San Giorgio also hosts trees with particular energy messages, Cristina will present them to you during the itineraries.

Short itineraries of two hours, half day or full day.

More information on: www.abbraccialatuanatura.ch

Hotel Serpiano

Via Serpiano

6867 Serpiano - Switzerland

Tel +41 91 986 20 00

info@serpiano.ch

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