Sports and outdoor activities
There is no shortage of opportunities to practice sports around Stabio: gyms and fitness centers are available in town; swimming pools and a ice-skating ring are in nearby Chiasso; tennis and squash courts are in Mendrisio. For those who love exercising outdoors there is a fitness trail; a ranch offers horse rides and the shores of the Lake Ceresio are just a few kilometers away.
For those who love trekking among woods and vineyards, the Mendrisiotto region offers 360 km of itineraries that can be traveled all year round - even by non-experts. Those who prefer MTB rides may find can find easy tracks, some of which can also be used by people with disabilities. Thanks to the hikeTicino App it is easy to get all the info on the available routes.
Food, wine and local produce
Stabio and the Mendrisiotto region are wine areas. Merlot is the pride of the area; there are numerous wineries, as well as restaurants and grottos, providing genuine cuisine and traditional dishes: from polenta to local favourites such as Zincarlin cheese - a Slow Food presidium.
Arts and culture
In Stabio the Mendrisiotto Museum of Rural Culture offers a reconstruction of rural life and hosts temporary exhibitions. In addition the Mendrisiotto region offers a wide variety of museums, galleries and monuments - from the architecture of Mario Botta to the museum of the sculptor Vincenzo Vela, the footsteps of Borromini or unique collections to be discovered - from dinosaur fossils to model railways.
Beauty and wellness
The thermal springs of Stabio were already known in the time of Julius Caesar; were then revived in the nineteenth century, becoming a favourite destination during the Belle Epoque. Still today the thermal springs of Stabio continue to be a highlight for those who wish benefit from the beneficial properties of sulphurous waters and treatments - both therapeutic and beauty-oriented.
Shopping and leisure
From the Factory stores of Mendrisio to traditional markets, up to shopping streets of Lugano: within reach from Stabio it is possible to shop the most famous brands or typical products. The fun also continues in the night-time, with numerous clubs for an aperitif or an after-dinner cocktail.
Among the attractions to visit around Lake Lugano, iSwissminiatur stands out: located in Melide it is possible to walk among Switerland’s most famous buildings, monuments and means of transport in 1:25 scale. An ascent on the Monte Generoso rack railway (active since 1890) provides spectacular views and the chance to see upclose the Fiore di pietra designed by the architect Mario Botta.