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Funicular Railway

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Address: Piazza Alcide de Gasperi, 4, 22100 Como, Italy
Phone Number: 031-303.608
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Great view!

Perfect view of the lake and some nice exploring at the top of this hill. Grab a nice bite to eat at the pizza place with panoramic view of the lake. Walk up to the lighthouse.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Como, Italy
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Como, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Perfect view of the lake and some nice exploring at the top of this hill. Grab a nice bite to eat at the pizza place with panoramic view of the lake. Walk up to the lighthouse.

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Bournemouth, England
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Thoroughly recommend taking the Funicular on the edge of Lake Como up the mountain to Brunate. Easy to find on the righthand shore facing the lake and 5 minutes walk from the train station. Costs 5.50 euros return and well worth your time and money. Takes approximately 10 minutes to get to the top. Fast exit and for those of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The short trip on the funicular will take you well above the lake, where you can see wonderful views. There are some restaurants and cafes at the top, where you can enjoy a coffee while enjoying the view. There are paths for walks at the top, where you can get a glimpse of some of the gorgeous Italian houses up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

When in Como it's a must to go by the funicular to Brunate. The funicular costs (3e one way and 5.50 return) the price is very resonable and very much worth it. From the funicular you can see it's possible to go up by foot but it looks tough and i wouldn't recommend it. The view while in the funicular... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We took this funicular in order to see the views of Como, and it was breathtaking. It feels safe, not expensive (5 euros I think), and offers a great view at the top. The ride lasts about 5 minutes and is very smooth. At the top, it is possible to see the engine and machinery that makes this funicular function... More 

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Sydney. Australia
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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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Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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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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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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15 helpful votes 15 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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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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