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The Daniello mill

The Daniello mill



Tour description

The “Sentiero Smeraldo” (Emerald Trail) is a project of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) realised in co-operation with the office of tourism as part of Switzerland’s “Emerald Network”. Its goal is to publicise and raise awareness about the Emerald species and habitats of Mendrisiotto – one of three places in the canton of Ticino richest in these rare and endangered species and habitats.

This stretch of the Emerald Trail leads from Stabio to Balerna and offers a nearly level, easy walk. Its special charm lies in the unique nature areas “Zona Smeraldo della Colombera” and “Parco della Valle della Motta”. The old Daniello mill (Mulino del Daniello) is well worth a visit. It communicates the history, tradition and knowledge of another era and is fascinating to old and young alike. Two villages further on, in Balerna, our final destination, you can visit the School of Agronomy – a fitting conclusion to this very interesting tour.


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Further stages

Next stage: Sentiero Smeraldo Balerna - Sagno
Stage before: Sentiero Smeraldo Crocifisso - Stabio

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Places along the route: Stabio - Monte Astorio - Monticello - Santa Margherita - Colombera - Genestrerio - Mulino del Daniello - Balerna


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Tour history (B00770)

First published: Sonntag, 27. April 2008

Last updated: Montag, 2. Februar 2015

Tour published by: Presented by www.mendrisiottoturismo.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 14.2 km | Time requirement: 5 h
Ascent: 288 m | Descent: 336 m
Highest point: 468 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