Fiore di pietra (Stone Flower) by Mario Botta
The new “Fiore di Pietra” tourist establishment is a unique work of architecture by architect Mario Botta. The gastronomy concept and interior design for the cozy “Generoso” self-service restaurant with a terrace, the “Fiore di Pietra” restaurant, and the “Belvedere” conference room make the “Fiore di Pietra” a unique place.
There are many hiking trails that allow you to reach the summit starting from Rovio, Mendrisio, Castel San Pietro, but also by the Muggio Valley. Going up one of these paths in the direction of the summit, it is advisable to stay in places that offer beautiful scenic spots such as the Hermitage of St. Nicholas, the Bellavista, the Dossi, or Scudellate.
Many popular activities can be practiced on Monte Generoso, such as mountain biking, paragliding, snowshoeing, but also birdwatching. At the top you can visit (by appointment) the observatory and the Cave Bear, walk the path of the planets or the path of Nevère. You can also arrange guided tours in the area to enjoy nature and the traces left by the man who lived in the mountains. On Monte Generoso there are still some active farmers selling fresh products.