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Pigra Cable Car

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Address: Argegno, Italy

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Worthwhile trip from Argegno to Pigra

This is an excellent service which will get you up to and down from Pigra if you don't fancy the steep walk from Argegno. It runs every half hour apart from the break at lunchtime... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent service which will get you up to and down from Pigra if you don't fancy the steep walk from Argegno. It runs every half hour apart from the break at lunchtime between 12:30 and 3pm. Unfortunately the last trip down is at 6pm. This prevents you from enjoying a wonderful dinner at La Lanterne in Pigra... More 

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Friendly cafe, a few walks and a cooling breeze await you at the top. We took the short 15 minute walk through a shady wood to the nearest lookout point and amazing views over the lake. The cafe welcomed us all and had a wide variety of cold drinks. The cable car journey follows the contours of the slope and... More 

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Hertfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I loved this little cable car. You could easily miss the entrance at the bottom of the line, it's pretty small. The views are fabulous as you go up the hill side. The only issue is it only goes every 30 minute or so and they shut 12-2.30 so you will be stuck up the top if you don't plan... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This was a fun experience and not nearly as "scary" as reviewed by others. Very smooth ride both up and down the hill. Allow yourself time to hike at the top and explore the town of Pigra.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Pigra cable car goes every half an hour from up to down and vice versa. Pigra has a little walking route that can be followed and the village can be easily seen by foot. Also the view from the cable car and from Pigra to Lake Como is beautiful,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We drove the exciting road to Pigra, a tiny, quiet little village where nothing much seems to happen. This is at the top end of the cable-car. It was a cloudy morning so my husband was not impressed with my itinerary for the day. It was 8.30am. He said we should wait for an hour for the mist to lift... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The ride was ok, the best views being lower down before the electricity pylons. Try to get to the front of the queue to bag the best views up/down. Attractive walk following signs in village, character but little life. The walk to Belvadere was ok, previous reviews are right about the view being lost with the power cables. Worth it... More 

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The journey to the top was the highlight of my time on lake como. The journey is quick and smooth. The views on the way up and from the top are fantastic. I didn't walk at the top as I had left my friend in the village on the lake and also it was so very very hot. Just a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We used the Pigra cable car on two occasions and it was absolutely brilliant. Its only a five minute ride, but the views are amazing. Once at the top, there are several walks you can do. Take the short walk down to Belvedere and get stunning views of the lake. We also did the walk to Corniglia and on down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We were with another couple in a car and they dropped us off in Argegno so we could catch the last cable car trip (6:30pm in the summer); they would then drive up to Pigra, the upper terminus, and we would eat together up there. When we got to the door of the Argegno station it was locked and the... More 

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Address: Argegno, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Argegno

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