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Funicular Railway

Address: Piazza Alcide de Gasperi, 4, 22100 Como, Italy
Phone Number: 031-303.608
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Ranked #5 of 23 Attractions in Como
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks

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Robbinsville, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

a fun experience and you get a great view of como . they are refurbishing the hotel at the top which should be a great place when finished

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Heidelberg, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This was a waste of time and money as far as I was concerned. The coaches were overcrowded and once one arrives at the top there is not really many clear view sights to look down onto the landscape of Como. I went up walked approximately 15 minutes and immediately returned to the lake.

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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The funicular gives access to Brunate and impressive overviews of the lake, Como, Cernobbio, and with a good telephoto lens the Villa Olmo and Villa d'Este. Take a hike to the lighthouse following the marked trail (including sections of an old paved road, which parallels the new road) to get a taste of mountain travel before automobiles.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Definitely make the effort to do this if in Como. Very nice in the dark as you can see the lights of the city. When at the top it is worth the walk to Voltas monument (you can see this from the lake) it is up hill and you will need a reasonable level of fitness. Best to follow the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Unique experience to walk the streets of the Alpine Village of Brunate and enjoy a meal or a coffee with the calming views of Como Lake from a higher point,

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California, USA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Walked around the lake to the funicular railway. Took only 10 - 15 minutes from the center of Como (lakeside). The funicular was an interesting trip, about 5 carriages with seats for only 4-6 in each - rest were standing. It took about 15 minutes to reach the top. Views on the way up were great, but from the top,... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Nice view over Como. My phone thought on the top that I had reached Switzerland though. Got up there and back down only for 5,50.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

If you're in Lake como , and as you walk along the lake como, walk along the stroll on the lake, just keep on your left and you will reach here . Worth taking the trail up as the view is panoramic and breathe the fresh como air here ! Awesome !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Try to get a rear view going up of front coming down. When you get to the top follow the signs to the views, a 2 minute walk and enjoy. Pick a bright day and not a day with low cloud.

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I think this was 5 euro/person. The view at the top even on a cloudy day was amazing. The little town at the top was nice too.

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