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Funicular Railway

Piazza Alcide de Gasperi, 4, 22100 Como, Italy
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Ranked #5 of 24 Attractions in Como
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The funicolare is ok but, once you are up, there is a very little to do.you can see the lake from above but, after ten minutes you are looking forward to coming down

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

There are several lovely resturantes up the funicular to the town of Brunate . We had lovely weather and enjoyed our ridem on the funicular

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

it's quite a treat to not only ride this type of unique railway but then to admire the bird's eye view is superb! It's touristy, yes, but a lot less trouble than driving up to Brunate!

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

If you are visiting Lake Como you must ride the funicular railway to Brunate. The views are beautiful & on a clear day you can see all the way to Switzerland. The ride is short & very smooth. Once at the top you can walk as much or as little as you want & see lots of sites in the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Great views on a nice day but make sure that when you exit the station you turn RIGHT and follow the signs saying PANORAMA or you will miss the best views of COMO.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

A good ride up to view some spectacular views of Como and the lake. We went up just before sunset and were greeted with some brilliant views and watched the sun set, nice atmosphere up there, slightly hazy but so beautiful.

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The views were so amazing we wanted to see it from different times of the day, based on location of the sun.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Amazing views once you get to the top, and fun to be going up such a steep incline. If it is a clear day, you can see for miles...beautiful! If you are a tourist in the area, a nice little trip that doesn't take too long. We visited in August when it was a beautiful day, but can easily change... More

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Te Puke, NZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The cable car ride was very good. We could have explored once we were up the top but we needed to return too soon. The view would have been superb but the day we went up was very hazy and the view was poor. Please don't let this put you off the experience.

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Blackburn, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My partner and I were on a weekend break in Como and we had noticed the rail link connecting Como to Brunate(hilltop town) and decided to go up and have dinner one evening. Do not make the mistake we did and go looking for the entrance of the funicular up the hill, it goes underground so you will not see... More

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