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Funicular Railway

Piazza Alcide de Gasperi, 4, 22100 Como, Italy
031-303.608
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Ranked #4 of 23 Attractions in Como
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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London, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

On a demanding walking tour it was great to have the cheat of using the funicular to get most of the way up this steep hill. It was really bad weather so we missed the spectacular views described by others. Still we had some lovely glimpses between the clouds. There are some great walks from the top which are definitely... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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38 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

A very cheap ride up the mountain to some wonderful views as long as the weather is nice. We experienced some clouds rolling in and it was still very pleasant. There are also some cafes and bars at the top so you can sit and chill, lovely and peaceful. Also a church although we did not find the waterfall that... More

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Como, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Nice experience for the entire family! Kids will just love it and you can enjoy the beautiful view. Up in Brunate you can enjoy a coffee but do not expect something exceptional beside the great view to the lake, Como city and on a good day even to the swiss alps. If you like to hike, Brunate is a good... More

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Retford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Only costs €5.30 return and is well worth it, just for the fun of it. You can walk round at the top and there is lighthouse, although we just sat, had a coffee and admired the views.

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Avon Lake
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Took a ride down to the Lake from Brunate. The line was crowded but we only waited for @10 min.the ride down is @8 min.. Tip... Get the round trip ticket because the line going back was long! The funicular gets packed too! So if your claustrophobic walk down.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went up in a break with the weather and so pleased we did, it doesn't take too long to get to the top and it's worth it, unless you want to walk it and I don't think it's for the faint hearted once you see the side of the mountains it goes up. The view is spectacular and one... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The view alone once you reach the top is worth the money. A stunning panoramic of Como, Lago di Como and the Alps.

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Brighton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My husband and I visited the funicular about 10 years ago in January and couldn't believe our eyes when we reached the auberge at the top. In front of us was a view of the snow capped mountains - wonderful! This time we visited in summer but the view was still magnificent,

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Edwardsville, IL
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Short stroll along the lake brings you to the Funicular railway. Take the tram up the mountain to some little shops, restaurant and some amazing views.

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Dublin, Ireland
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is worth a trip. Costs appro 3.50euro return. The climb is quite steep and takes about 7 minutes to the top. Views from the top are very good over Como and the lake. There is a shuttle bus to take you further up to the lighthouse or you can walk.

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