San Bernardino Travel Guide

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San Bernardino Things to Do

  • Isola lake

    In summer most activities in San Bernardino are around Isola lake. This is an artificial lake, you can simply have a walk around it or sun bath on the green. There is also a sort of adventure park for kids where they climb trees or join some watergames.

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  • Church

    The church San Bernardino da Siena is a neoclassic building in the center of the town.It was built betwen 1867 and 1897, it is a small round plan building with a tambour dom at the top.

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  • 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 mind you are in the mountains and weater can change quickly in good or...

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  • 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.

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  • The village

    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. Natural features have contributed to San Bernardino's development into one of the...

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  • 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 and fresh air!

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San Bernardino Hotels

  • Minotel Bellevue

    , San Bernardino, Grisons 6565, CH

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Hotel Brocco e Posta

    Via Cantonale, San Bernardino, 6565, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel Albarella

    San Bernardino, 6565, Switzerland

San Bernardino Restaurants

  • Reindeer carpaccio

    We came to this place because my friend Augusta said she had tasted an excellent reindeer carpaccio here before. I never tasted reindeer before so I go curious. I must admitt it was really good though not exactly cheap: 23€.The restaurant is very central just next to the bus stop. Reindeer carpaccio

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  • 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.

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  • 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 walks from here "tagliata mista". it's a selection of local cold meats....

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San Bernardino Transportation

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    Bus

    by xaver Written Jul 1, 2015

    We came here with a daily ticket that allows you to travel all around Switzerland using public transports which costs 35 €. The trip was to St. Moritz and on our way back to Ticinno we stopped at San Bernardino. On the postal bus there is also wi-fi.
    This is the web site where you can find infos about daily discounted tickets: http://www.swisstrotter.ch/it_originale/home.asp and this is the website where you can find train timetables:
    http://www.ffs.ch/home.html
    The station is very close to the city center.

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San Bernardino Shopping

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    Brocca e Posta: Local food

    by xaver Written Jul 1, 2015

    This is a small food shop next to the hotel Brocco. They mainly sell chees, ham and different kind of salami, not just pork one but also deer or goat one.

    What to buy: Chees and salami

    What to pay: It is pretty cheap for Swiss standards.

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    • Food and Dining

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San Bernardino Warnings and Dangers

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    Highways toll

    by ealgisi Written Apr 16, 2008

    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.

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San Bernardino Favorites

  • 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, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,...

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  • Tourist office

    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

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  • 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

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