Welcome to the city

Here you can find what you need to know the reality of the city: places, history, services, This section therefore acts as an interconnection and an instrument of information and mutual knowledge. Opening up to the world with democratic transparency is the prerogative of a welcoming city, such as Mendrisio.
This city is located south of the canton of Ticino, the only canton of Switzerland located entirely south of the Alps. The official language of the Canton is Italian, but many Ticinese express themselves in French, German or English. From an economic point of view, the City of Mendrisio is located in the middle of a “magic triangle”, comparable to Bavaria. A strategic position formed by the area that encompasses Ticino and Lombardy, directly on the motorway and railway axis that connects Zurich to Milan.

Nearest cities

Lugano – 18 km, Como – 23 km, Varese – 19 km, Milan – 50 km, Zurich – 230 km.


Events center covered market Mendrisio
The Covered Market, designed in the years 1940-1943 by the famous architect Mario Chiattone, fuses interest in classical architecture and rural tradition. Today, the structure offers a single large room with parquet flooring in which the zenithal light penetrates through openings in the barrel roof. The space – defined as multi-purpose – offers endless possibilities for use; assemblies, shows, concerts, gala dinners, folk festivals, exhibitions and small fairs.


In the Map you will find all the hotels where the discount promotion is valid, which you can use by presenting the ticket (each ticket purchased online is nominable and has a unique code).
Each booking will be managed directly by the hotel.


In the map you can find all the car parks in the city of Mendrisio and near the event. (P in blue are paid, P in red are free).