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Funicolare Como-Brunate

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Address: Piazza Alcide de Gasperi, 4, 22100, Como, Italy
Phone Number: 031-303.608
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Lake Como Day Trip from Milan
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Fun on the Funicolare

A great ride to the top, with amazing views over the lake and surrounds. It is a reasonable cost and some nice walks to be had.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sharon M
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The trip was okay but I expected more. The view in top is beautiful but there are not so many activities on the top.. For us it was a little bit boring. Price is 5,50 for an adult up and down. One single way will take around 7min. It can be very hot in the funicolare. The views in the... More 

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great ride to the top, with amazing views over the lake and surrounds. It is a reasonable cost and some nice walks to be had.

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Denmark Helsinge
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must try, there are an amazing view from the top, and the tour op is funny, try to get a place in the front or the back where there is a big window. At the top there are small restaurant and bars, make a stop at take an glass of ice cold rose wine, you deserved it.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

...Loading was slightly chaotic. Good option for lunch trip. With a good wheater you can see to Switzerland. Good option to book restaurant beforehand.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved the views from Brumate, but were disappointed by the bar/restaurant we visited : Vista Lago Di Ibrahim El Brunate. The funiculare takes only 5 minutes. It costs 5,5 euro for an adult, our 5-year old went for free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A short walk north of the ferries and the San Giovanni railway station train station is the 2011 refurbished funicular that connects Como to the village of Brunate. The lift first started in 1894 with a steam engine. The main building is easy to locate as it is along the main lake street and next to Ristorante Pizzeria Griglieria. Both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I took it going up with no idea of what's up there . One way costed me about 4 euro but worth it totally . It's safe and even I wasn't fan of highs , i felt great . At the top also you'll have good time , gift shops , souvenir and restaurants . The view up there is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The funicular to Brunate only takes a few minutes and you get some good views of Lake Como and there are a few nice cafes to enjoy a drink and a snack. There are some short walks to take while you are there and an interesting church not far from the funicular station. If you are feeling really energetic you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice little attraction in Lake Como. Given we went in July it was very hot in the carriage as there is no air conditioning or open windows. We watched the sunset from the look out point about an easy 20 minute stroll from the top. The view was nice however it was quite hazy hence all the mountains were not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It is worth it. It is a great way to see Como from the top. There is a little town you can walk around. There is also a Lighthouse you can walk to. Make sure you are ready to walk a Lot uphill if you want to go to the lighthouse.

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