the best thing you can do in chiasso is just head for the border and leave.. or else if you're italian, cross the border for a quick chocolate, cigarettes and marijuana shopping spree... and then leave as fast as you can. And while you're at the border, on the swiss side, do not miss the nice blue-ish mosaic on the wall. No one knows exactly who made it, but it's the most (and only) remarkable sight of chiasso!
Ths is one of those places that are about to become obsolete... an old "grotto" (tavern in english) with homemade traditional food, out in the middle of nowhere - which makes it pleasantly tourist-free. Granted this - they could have placed it in the middle of chiasso since no tourist has ever visited the town. The place is tiny, so reservations...more
Who will want to have an entire image of the region, absolutely should not neglect the typical kitchen local, that itself environment in ideal manner in the «GrottoIn this site is a delight consume snacks with 'salame' and cheese of the Valley of Muggio with oil and pepper, and a good glass of wine.more
It's a dive.. it's a real dive.. It changes name every year or two... it always tries to become a respectable disco... and it always fails. The crowd is very eclectic: youngsters who go there for dancing, prostitutes that go there looking for business, desperate men who go there trying to get laid - and it makes no difference to them if it comes...more
Murrayfield pub... when you're young and alternative it's the place to go... a real institution: loud alternative music (often live) and cool people. As you get older the crowd looses its appeal - so what drives u there is one of the best guinness pints in the area and the occasional irish poetry reading.The only way to describe the general...more
Every train from italy to German, Holland... transits from Chiasso station.
Nice and well organized!
The shops' names are just 4 examples of marijuana shops' names... but there are several others in this little town: upon last count there were 25 - but new ones open every day - and old ones get closed every day by the police.Surprised to see marijuana shops in switzerland? don't be! Officially they only sell side-products - like beer, soaps, t...more
Nothing stirs in chiasso for nmost of the year... it's really as dull as a place can get... and then, for abot 4 glorious days, the town comes alive for Carnival - the local version is called "nebbiopoli" (fog-land). If you don't believe me, ask Piccolina on VT. These 4 carnival days there is music, dancing in the streets, parades, people wearing...more
When you fuel your car, pay attention: in many station you can pay only cash or with Swiss card (i.e. Swiss American express, Swiss Visa etc).
So during the night, filling car should become a nightmare!