The Scudellate Ostello is ready to welcome and pamper you, waiting for you to return from your walks, offering you breakfasts, packed lunches, aperitifs and convivial dinners in a welcoming environment surrounded by the spectacular nature of Monte Generoso and the Muggio Valley.
From the Muggio Valley
The new ostello in Scudellate
In the picturesque village of Scudellate, located in the upper Muggio Valley, is the Scudellate Ostello. The ostello has recently been refurbished to accommodate families, couples, backpackers, groups of friends, school groups and work colleagues who want to enjoy a stay on the slopes of Monte Generoso.
The surrounding landscape is suitable for all lovers of nature and local food and wine. From here, it is possible to set off on various excursions on foot and by mountain bike between Switzerland and Italy. A dense network of paths allows you to admire the typical flora and fauna of the region.
The Osteria Manciana, located just a few meters away, is happy to delight guests of the ostello, from breakfast to dinner, with typical regional dishes and drinks.
The ostello offers two types of rooms. There are three rooms with shared bathroom and shower and one private room with its own bathroom.
On the first floor of the ostello there is a brand-new terrace with a unique view of the valley. Thanks to the youthful and versatile furnishings, guests can spend time together, relax or enjoy the breathtaking view while enjoying a local aperitif. On the ground floor there is another terrace, but this is covered and suitable for activities even if the weather is not favorable.
The Common Room
The common room is located on the ground floor. Here guests will have the opportunity to meet, get to know each other and share their stay. As well as for socializing, this area is suitable for relaxing, working or holding meetings. Board games, books and a guitar are at everyone’s disposal. There is also the possibility of listening to music both inside and outsidethe building. There is also a big screen for filming or presentations. Keep an eye on the ostello’s social profile, @OstellodiScudellate, to find out about activities and events.
The building was built as the Scudellate school between 1907 and 1909 when it was inaugurated by the entire population of Scudellate and Erbonne. In fact, it initially housed the children of the two villages, which are still in Switzerland (Scudellate) and Italy (Erbonne). As many as 51 pupils between the ages of 6 and 14 attended the school every year. The infrastructure built by the local population (see original list of benefactors of 1909) remained available as a kindergarten and school from its creation in 1909 until 1965. In the upper Muggio Valley there were also other schools in Roncapiano and Muggiasca.
From 1965 to 1982, the current ostello was mainly used for local festivals, which were very popular with the population of the entire upper Muggio Valley and beyond. On 22 August 1982, the building was given a new lease of life, and after partial renovation, the Scudellate Ostello was opened and remained open all year round. From 1982 to 2019, the sole manager was Mr Guerino Piffaretti, who managed the facility in an exemplary manner, hosting several generations of young people from schools in the Mendrisiotto area and beyond.
New Management and Restructuring
Since 2019 the infrastructure has been taken over by the Fondazione per la salvaguardia dell’alta Valle di Muggio (Foundation for the Protection of the Upper Muggio Valley), which has assembled the old facilities with a third adjacent building (former Cooperative), creating
24 beds in 4 rooms as well as new and separate toilets. The refectory and kitchen have also been modernized and made more usable not only for guests but also for meetings/presentations etc..
Finally, there has been built a magnificent terrace of approx. 35m2 offering a spectacular view over the entire Muggio Valley.
On 23 July 2021, the new ostello was inaugurated. It will be managed as part of the Albergo Diffuso of Monte Generoso with the adjacent Osteria Manciana, the Foresteria di Scudellate and the Capanna dell’Alpe Caviano.