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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 #2 of 17 Activities in Como
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours

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Sydney. Australia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
17 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

What a great view all over Como and it's wonderful Lake. Went to the top where there is a small church and community with a few shops ,restaurants, souvenir places etc. Enjoyed a coffee whilst taking in the view.

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Vaduz
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121 reviews 121 reviews
30 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We have read on traveller guides about this funicular. But the views in the above village of Brunate were definitely over our expectations. We could see all the Alps in western direction including Mont Blanc. Unforgettable. Excellente and puntual service.

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Grand Casablanca Region, Morocco
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Don't miss taking funicular to the top of the mountain and visit the Lighthouse which guarantees experience of a life time. Sunset view is anything but stunning. Fantastic!

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Perth, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Great view on the way up, great view while you are up there. Great exercise too if you want to reach the lighthouse which is one of the highest points up the mountain, looking down at all the lakes. You feel like you are in heaven, above the clouds and mountains around you and you can see the Swiss Alps... More 

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melbourne
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228 reviews 228 reviews
65 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Who doesn't love a funicular? This one takes you up the mountain but only the front carriage gives the best views. Once on top, there is a nice village, a small church and expensive looking gated villas. The vistas are obstructed by trees and roofs so it is difficult to get a full panoramic view, quite unlike the funicular which... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

One of a kind really good experience on this unique and very old form of transport to the top of the mountain. Its really a must whenever you are in Como. The view when ypu come down from the top is amazing so be sure to stand in front when you are coming down.

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San Rafael, California
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5 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It's a one-mile walk from the top of the Funicular to the lighthouse...most of it uphill, but well-worth the effort.

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Incredible views of Lake Como after you hike up to the Volta Lighthouse after taking the funicular. Great value because it's only €5.50 and you can wander around Brunate and grab lunch.

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Gympie, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Had been on the lake for the day and the ferry dropped us off at the base of the funicular at about 6 pm so up we went , nice modern cars and nice and smooth . We had an excellent meal at Capolinea Bistrot as night fell and the lights came on down below . The trip back down... More 

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Robbinsville, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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