"The Nobody city!" Chiasso by d_d

Chiasso Travel Guide: 29 reviews and 40 photos

Chiasso is the first swiss city after italian border.
Once, when francs was very cheap respect to italian liras, many people from Como used to go to Chiasso to buy cigarettes, electronic material, sun glasses, some food and fuel.
Then, after first 90s, there was no more convenience to go to buy in Chiasso (except for fuel), and so Chiasso started to become a nobody city.
After 2000,though fuel is so expensive in Italy, also fuel is no more convenient in Switzerland for Como people, because of a Como municipial discount on fuel.
And so now Chiasso is quiete desert!
Well, there are a lot of banks

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  • kokoryko's Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2009 at 2:29 PM

    At night at the petrol station, if one has not the right credit card, no nightmare! . . . . just have a marijuana smoke ;))) it will be peaceful. . . . interesting little page and city. Was not far from there last summer. Best.

  • codrutz's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2005 at 12:53 AM

    I didn't know marijuana is legal in Switzerland. Beside that Chiasso looks really boring. Nice touch with those puppets/fire hidrants :) Regards from Bucharest!!!

  • coceng's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2003 at 9:39 AM

    A nobody's city ? No Way ! :) You managed to capture the essences of Chiasso really really well ! I love reading the tips...:) Regards.

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2003 at 10:12 AM

    Chiasso seems interesting! I like the wall murals!!

  • jide08's Profile Photo
    May 30, 2003 at 8:08 AM

    Interesting page. I'm wondering whether Chiasso 's people also think the same about their city,

  • scrooge1947's Profile Photo
    May 23, 2003 at 4:11 AM

    Always learning on VT , going soon to Switzerland for 19 days but have not heard of Chiasso, now I have seen it, thanks.

  • May 17, 2003 at 6:52 AM

    You live in a beautiful Regione Lombardia. Bellagio, Bellagio, la perla del Lario. You are the 'here today - gone tomorrow' type of a person.

  • piccolina's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2003 at 6:10 AM

    Chiasso......già il nome è un controsenso...L'unica volta in cui ho sentito rumore...è stata la "notte libera"...del giovedì grasso!!

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2003 at 7:18 AM

    Great page

  • Mandy23's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2003 at 12:41 PM

    Good information!


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