San Bernardino Travel Guide
Snow shoes walking in winter
For those who like to do snow shoes walking in winter, San Bernardino has some tracks that are really good.The first one basically follows the ski tracks uphill, pretty tiring and steap.The second one follows the old Pass Road that will bring you to the mountain top.Keep in...
The Pass of San Bernardino
The Pass of San Bernardino is really unique.Drive the road to the top of the mountain, in the middle of the green forest and then enjoy the fantastic landscape around.On the top of the Pass there's a fantastic lake where you can enjoy a little break.
San Bernardino nestles at the foot of the pass with which it shares its name and is surrounded by a wonderful natural landscape. It is the ideal summer and winter holiday destination for people who like an Italian atmosphere and appreciate a pleasant southern climate....
Take a walk to the dike
There weren't any special reason why we stopped here while we were driving through Switzerland. We just saw the mountains around a lake with a dike and that was enough. The place is absolutely beautiful and calm, so don't hesitate! Take a walk to the dike and enjoy the clear...
San Bernardino Pass: Rifugio
For those who want to go up the mountain doing the San Bernardino Pass, right on top there's a fantastic lake and a little restaurant that will give you rest before continuing your trip.
Ospizio San Bernardino: a scenic restaurant
The restaurant is historic, scenic, and on top of the mountain pass. because it's at over 2000 metres above sea-level it's open only in summer, when there's no snow. Food is simple but good, and there's many causual walks in the lake-dotted area. You can also go from longer...
To use highways you must purchase and display a tax disc (vignette) on your vehicle. The cost is EUR 40
The penalty for not displaying a disc is €80. They are sold at border crossings, fuel stations and post offices.
Written Apr 16, 2008
Useful phone numbers
The most common European emergency number 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC: Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,...
If you go downtown, near the sport shop in the center, you will fin the Tourist office.Useful information about the current snow status and ski infrastructures, walking trails for both winter and summer, general information.http://www.sanbernardino.ch/it/8/inverno.aspx
Mountain passes and tunnels information
It is always better to be informed about road conditions.So for this reason here's a website that wil tell you every Swiss tunnel and mountain pass status, open or closed.http://www.tcs.ch/main/it/home/verkehrsinfo/paesse_tunnels.html
Few words in Italian
Below few words in Italian that you can use while visiting Switzerland.Waiter / Waitress! - Cameriere/ Cameriera, per favore!May I have the menu, please? - Potrei avere il menu, per favore?Do you have a set menu / local specialities? - Avete un menu fisso/ delle specialità...
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