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Funicular Railway

Piazza Alcide de Gasperi, 4, 22100 Como, Italy
031-303.608
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Ranked #4 of 22 attractions in Como
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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Diepenbeek
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It was a impulsive decision but we went up with the old 'funicular Como-Brunate' and walked to the Faro Voltiano. An intense walk but it's worth it: what a view. Tip: running or sport shoes recommeded :)

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

this was cheap to ride and worth the trip us. The view isn't great once you get to the top, but take the hike to the lighthouse and climb the lighthouse. This is a spectacular view! It's a uphill hike that takes about 30 minutes, but so worth it!

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Worcestershire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Rather crowded but a great view when you get to the top. Lots of interesting things to look at (like the engineering works) and places to eat and drink.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We walked to the lighthouse on a hot day. There is an ice cream stand right before the stairs to the lighthouse (thankfully - whew!). Wonderful views of the lake and surrounding areas. Fun to see the villas along the way. Definitely would do again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Just buy a one way ticket and go back to como by foot. Its nice to check all the backyards of the villas and walk in the nature.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We went to Como for the day from Bellagio just to take the Funicular. It was fun and the view from the top is nice. It was a short trip. They run every 15 minutes and you spend maybe a half hour up top looking around.

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Short ride up to Brunate but fabulous views! We didn't stay long up there but got some great pics. The trip is worth the fare.

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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

There's a small village at the top of the funicular where you can get ice cream and beer and such. And that's fine, but you should really continue the journey to the lighthouse (Faro Voltiano). It's a 2 km walk with optional shortcuts which make the trip shorter but steeper. It's not an easy stroll. There's maybe 150m to climb... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Como Funicular is a great way to see beautiful panoramic views of Como. You can buy a 1-way ticket for about €3.60 or a return for €5.30, otherwise there are a few hiking paths up which will take you just over an hour. Once at the top you have a few options to choose from for sightseeing, with the... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Very comfortable ride to the top of the mountain. Great views of the lake. Challenging walk to the light house, wear comfortable shoes.

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