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Pigra Cable Car

Argegno, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 4 attractions in Argegno
Type: Transportation
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Sileby, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

lovely views over the lake, fabulous village to explore at the top. Don't forget they have a long dinner break.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Although I do not have a head for heights I didn’t find the cable car scary at all. Maybe it was because although the ascent was steep, it remained quite close to the ground. Anyway the ride is only a few minutes long. When you get to the top, the views that are presented to you are simply superb. It... More

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Unbelievable views! Great ride up the mountain. Our only problem, we could only get there to take the last car up at 12 then would have to wait until 2.30 for the first one back down. The little village is lovely to walk around. There rant many cafe bars or ristorante but it was a gorgeous day and we sat... More

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Madrid, Spain
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great little views from the car, nice friendly people, nice little town named Pigra is interesting to see the old houses made out of rocks. Nice hike around the little tonwn full of friendly local folks.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

After a few false starts finding the cable car we eventually got there and were thrilled we persisted. The view from the top is absoutely amazing! While in the little village we also did a short walk (about 30 minutes return at a brisk walk) through the wood to lookout slightly to the north of the cablecar which gave another... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
43 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

You must use the cable car if you are in Argegno; the view of the lake is spectacular. The car holds 12 people so you can end up waiting for the next car when it's busy, the run every 1/2 hr but not lunch time. So we had a lovely lunch in La p'osteria the got the 2:30 car. What... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My boyfriend and I decided to drive around Lake Como without a sat nav which was a bit of a mistake. So whilst driving to the cable car we unfortunately turned off too early and missed the cable car entrance. Instead we drove up the entire mountain in a smart car, with its twists, turns, narrow roads and ear popping... More

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
11 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Well worth a visit if you are in Argegno. Each carriage has room for approximately 6 people. The views are superb, with fabulous panoramic views. Not much at the top, but there was a little cafe if you want to pass the time before the return trip.

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Ellesmere, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Smooth ascend and descent. Great views once up top. Sleepy town, enjoyed the peaceful walk around. Be mindful of the times for the cable car as they don't run during lunch. Easily accessible by bus C10 to Como. After the cable car walked into the lovely town of Argegno for a fabulous lunch at La Pizzeria in the piassa .

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Singapore
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69 reviews 69 reviews
8 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

after a wonderful lunch at pizza balognett, we took a short 15mins drive to argegno & managed to park right below the pigra cable car entrance on 16.4.2014. pigra cable car, 1 of the steepest in europe, was opened in 1971. it took you from 200m to 850m in less than 5 minutes, or about 8km/hr. it is actually capable... More

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