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For the inhabitants of Rosario, we leave this unmissable getaway to enjoy taking care of themselves.

Traveling to Colonia Medici is like traveling back in time to an old Santafesina colony in Swiss. It's just a hamlet whose inhabitants don't reach 50. However, the place has details that deserve to be known.

Whoever arrives in Colonia Medici will find a pulperia, the church, a rural school and a rural tourism venture where cheeses are made. The place is part of the Milk Route in the province. Colony Medici founded it when Angel Medici was born in the last century, a Swiss settler, who came down from the port of Buenos Aires from Mendrisio, a dairy village in the Swiss canton of Ticino.

Medici started working as an employee in a general department store. After a few years I saved enough money to buy with a partner, Pedro Tartaletti, three hectares of countryside and became independent. He set up a business until in 1901 decided to work only by buying the part from his friend. The New Switzerland was born in homage to his homeland.

In 1927 the work of surveying began by assembling the ejido of what would be the colony with the lots designated for each distribution. On the map were the places where the peace court, police station, square, church, school, club and even a cemetery were reflected. However, that dream never came true, the provincial state never assigned it the rank of people. Only in the late 1950s it was designated as Colonia Medici site. At the same time the temple was erected under the name of Mary Help of Christians, patron saint of the place. In a few years the place became more important, until the road development began to pass through other geographies and Colonia Medici was isolated from the main routes