Ostello Scudellate

The Ostello

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.


7/7 open
Breakfasts and dinners in the Osteria guaranteed 7/7
Check-in from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Check-out at 10:30 a.m. max
For restaurant reservations you can write us at info@ostello-scudellate.ch
o call us at 091 684 11 36


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.


The terrace

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 outside the 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.


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.

Historical Background

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.


After a quiet and restful night, the day can start optimally with a rich breakfast. In the Osteria you can choose between two traditional breakfast options with local and high-quality products.


The breathtaking view of the Muggio Valley, which can be admired from the Osteria, offers an atmospheric setting to enjoy an aperitif with, for example, excellent white, red and sparkling wines and delicious side dishes. It is definitely the best way to look forward to dinner or to leave Scudellate satisfied.

Dinner for groups

In the lovingly renovated dining room of the Osteria Manciana, ad hoc dinners can be organized for private groups. On reservation, the Osteria staff will be happy to make tailor-made menu suggestions from our menu card.

Packed lunches

Are you starting one of the numerous excursions near Scudellate and don’t have time to enjoy the delicious dishes in the Osteria Manciana? No problem! The kitchen staff will be happy to prepare delicious, packed lunches for you with local and seasonal products that you can easily take with you anywhere.

Dinner for two

The intimacy, the impressive panorama and the delicious cuisine of the Osteria are the perfect combination for a romantic dinner. The kitchen staff are happy to put together menus for couples who want to enjoy a unique candlelight experience.

Special offers

To make the impressions and experiences of the guests in our area unique and unforgettable is crucial for us. We are committed to meeting their needs and are ready to prepare special offers such as aperitifs and dinners in the vineyard, themed meals, watching the sunrise and tasting wines and local products at sunset.