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Chiesa Santo Stefano

Chiesa Santo Stefano

Point south of the Switzerland

Point south of the Switzerland





Tour description

This looped trail starts from Seseglio, a little hamlet located at the foot of Penz hill. Along the path you take in large areas of vineyards where, thanks to the many info panels, the traditional viticultural techniques can be appreciated. Indeed, the entire Mendrisiotto is characterised by just the right climate and the ideal ratio between rain and sun, for the production of wine. Under the shade of woods and across the open land occupied by the vineyards, the path reaches Switzerland’s southern-most location: a stunning border spot close to the secluded Laghetto area. A large wooden apple marks the place, recalling Swiss national hero William Tell. A little further on, you can enjoy a panoramic view over the houses below, dominated by the commanding Mount Generoso. Shortly after, the trail reaches the cosy little traditional village of Pedrinate, whose old centre (as the archeological finds dating back to the Roman era testify) was already inhabited in ancient times. From here, on the return journey, you can head towards the little church of Santo Stefano al Colle, where amazing panoramas are waiting for you, over the Muggio valley, the city of Chiasso and the entire region as a whole.


Guided tours on request. There are no “water” points along the way.

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Places along the route: Seseglio - Roncaccio - Lompetti - Moreggi - Laghetto - Pedrinate - S.Stefano - Seseglio


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Tour history (B01057)

First published: Freitag, 6. April 2007

Last updated: Dienstag, 17. März 2015

Tour published by: Presented by www.mendrisiottoturismo.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 10 km | Time requirement: 3½ h
Ascent: 438 m | Descent: 438 m
Highest point: 553 m.a.s.l.

Difficulty T1 Hiking

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See also

Mendrisiotto Turismo
Via Lavizzari 2
CH-6850 Mendrisio
Tel: +41 91 641 30 50
Fax: +41 91 641 30 59
E-Mail: info@mendrisiottoturismo.ch
Internet: www.mendrisiottoturismo.ch