A flower of experience
All the enjoyment of a location surrounded by nature up 1704 metres: the Fiore di pietra will leave you speechless. You can decide whether to reach it on foot or by the cog train to Monte Generoso. When you reach the top, you'll find everything you're looking for. Would you like to start with a visit to the exhibition hall on the ground floor? Or would you prefer to treat yourself right away to the zero-km gastronomic restaurant or the rich self-service restaurant? You can also plan your next corporate team building event in the meeting room with a view of the Alps… But don't forget to go up to the terrace: the view is truly priceless! And before you leave, a little souvenir from the shop.
Restaurant Fiore di pietra
Meetings & events
Architecture to discover
Imagine a large building on the top of a mountain, with the walls sloping slightly outward and then closing in at the top like petals. There you go – you are already envisioning the magic that is the Fiore di pietra. And inside, the large windows are like paintings of the Monte Generoso panorama. Now, let yourself be embraced by the large spaces with their smell of oak wood! Did you know that we can accommodate events for up to 120 people? And if you are very environmentally conscious, everything here, starting from the pellet heating, is designed to reduce environmental impact. But that's just the beginning: for everything else, come and discover for yourself.
Mario Botta, local and international
Local and international at the same time: Mario Botta makes this possible! Born in Mendrisio and very devoted to his homeland, the designer (architect) of the Fiore di pietra is now one of the most important names in international architecture. Are you wondering how he came up with such a particular idea? Botta has always designed works characterised by strong, geometric spaces and pure, interlocking volumes. The flower stems from his childhood memories, when he used to climb to the summit and admire the sunrise from 1704m. His signature is unmistakable: he has created an architectural icon for the Mendrisio region and Canton of Ticino! If you are passionate about architecture, you must come visit.