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Pigra Cable Car

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Address: Argegno, Italy
Phone Number: 031810844
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Spectacular view

A great ride to the top with spectacular views up and down Lake Como. Well worth it! We then walked back down a track, through a remote village and bus back to Argengo.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Siety M
Gold Coast, Australia
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Gold Coast, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great ride to the top with spectacular views up and down Lake Como. Well worth it! We then walked back down a track, through a remote village and bus back to Argengo.

Thank Siety M
Perth, Australia
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99 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It only takes 5 minutes either way and Pigra is very old - lots of classic buildings. It was pretty quiet on the day I went but still had a good espresso coffee at the top. The cable car doesn't run all day in the winter so check the timetable.

Thank Tony B
Scottsdale, Arizona
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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We caught the 1130 car, had lunch in the village, and took the 2pm car down. Donkeys and chickens roam free near the church, and the views go on forever when there are no clouds or fog. The ride itself is smooth and fast. A trip back in time. If you like authentic spots, it's a perfect choice.

Thank saguarogirl
Greater Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Staying in Argegno for a couple of days over the new year meant that many places around The Lake were closed in the off season, but fortunately the cable car (funivia) was operating - so up we went! It was a very smooth ride both up and down and on a clear day the views would be amazing. Unfortunately for... More 

1 Thank Elleaitch57
Taunton, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

If you want to get to Pigra without the long car trip up the mountain road, then this is the way to go. As a cable car experience its not that special and the views from the Belverdere (15 minute walk from the top) are Ok but largely ruined by huge electricity pylons. Pigra itsself has little to recommend it.... More 

Thank quantockm
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76 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We had a car and used Waze to direct us. Clearly with our intention to drive to Argegno and take the car up the mountain. Instead waze brought us to the top. It was a very challenging twisty curvy drive. Other than taking a few pictures there is nothing to do there at the top. Be warned the Argegno station... More 

Thank David L
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

A very steep but rewarding walk from Argegno to Pigra..! It took an hour or so of pretty fast paced hiking. The trail is easy to walk, not technical. And the cable car ride down was amazing. Bella Vista! Only thing to check is the times of the cable car, I just missed one and had to wait 30mins for... More 

2 Thank Tanya M
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

It took some persuading to get me in the cable car, but I am so pleased I went! Having already read a review about the swaying experience when passing a pylon, I was more prepared for it! It was a fantastic experience and we were blown away (not literally!) by the medieval village of Pigra. It was quite a cloudy... More 

Thank Patsijane
Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This is the best combo lake can offer with views and quiet walks. Kids were able to play tennis on the top. City walking tour was really well made to follow.

1 Thank Tu H
Springfield, IL
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94 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We walked from Argegno to Pigra, and then took the cable car back down to our car. It was a wonderful hike-up. Upon our arrival in Argegno, we were a bit lost. We could not find the route up, and needed to find a bar for bottled water, etc. We bumped into a local who was very helpful. It turned... More 

1 Thank smurerSpringfield_IL

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