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Monte Bre

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Monte Bre, Lugano 6979, Switzerland
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All reviews great view lake lugano funicular ride cable car taking photos min walk mountain top sunny day nice walk san salvatore swiss francs enjoy the view monte village restaurant views paese
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The view from the top is amazing, definitely worth it. You can take the cable car for 30 francs round trip or drive up. The drive until some point is ok, from there you will have to go up the stairs for about 20 minutes....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ToniTijay
Reviewed 6 days ago

Took the funicular up to the top of the mountain on a beautiful spring Sunday morning. Wow. The lower rail car departed right across the street from our hotel. One level up, the view was cool. Then we paid for tickets and boarded the rail...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Paul B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great views. Fun riding up funicular. Can grab a bite to eat at the top. Weather was iffy but still beautiful

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jowensmd
Reviewed March 12, 2019

We stayed very close to Monte Bre and could see it right out our window. At night, they illuminate the sign that sits atop the mountain and, on a clear night, the magical light of a bright moon shines upon the mount and the lake...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mavilo
Reviewed March 11, 2019

Visited Monte Bre out of the season which was great-very peaceful. The way up is in two stages: first funicular is automatic (you can hop on without a ticket-that will be available to buy at the next stop) and runs every 15min. Then you have...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 9, 2019 via mobile

Nice view from the restaurant and nice torta della nonna. But I can imagine that in high season it is quite crowdee up there.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Barbara M
Reviewed February 11, 2019

We took the funicular railway up Monte Brè, which is considered to be the sunniest mountain in Switzerland. This is why the rare and protected Christmas rose, which otherwise only thrives in southern Europe, flourishes here. From up above, we had superb views of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank 14simsim14
Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

Monte Bre is a little mountain located near Lago Lugano, in Ticino region, in Switzerland. In fact, you can do a excursion in this mountain to see very beautiful views of the lake and surroundings. Also, this excursion is very easy, so all ages people...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AlbertSalichs
Reviewed December 25, 2018

We had driven up and took the tram in 2 separate locations. Once during the summer and once during the winter. Both times, this location offered great view of Lake Lugano and great photo opportunities.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jasonhUSA
Reviewed December 13, 2018

You can take bus #12 to Bre village and hike up the stone steps. Take note that not all the services of #12 goes to Bre village, some terminates at Aldesago. Also, the hiking path from Bre to Gandria was closed somewhere in the middle,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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March 3, 2018|
Response from k0k0bunny |
Not sure about Castagnola. But I took bus 12 from Lugano centro and stop at Roccolo. Then it’s a 2 mins walk to the funicular up to Monte Bre.
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Response from OCF781 | Reviewed this property |
I went you with the funicular