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Monte Generoso

Via Fam. Carlo Scacchi 6 | Via Fam. Carlo Scacchi 6, Capolago 6825, Switzerland
+41 91 630 51 11
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Awesome Monte Generoso not to be missed.

About 2 thousand meters high mountain. You go up there with a train and the views when goin up are... read more

Reviewed May 19, 2018
raymondsS891QA
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Island of Malta, Malta
Quaint train ride, spectacular views

If your in Capolago/Rive San Vitale for more than a day or two, this is something worth doing. Just... read more

Reviewed November 24, 2017
jc19602015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“lake lugano” (6 reviews)
“train station” (3 reviews)
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Via Fam. Carlo Scacchi 6 | Via Fam. Carlo Scacchi 6, Capolago 6825, Switzerland
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Reviewed May 19, 2018

About 2 thousand meters high mountain. You go up there with a train and the views when goin up are not to be forgotten. When you up there on the peak,you see nearly all of Lake Lugano and all the mountains. Great experience. Do not...More

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Reviewed November 24, 2017

If your in Capolago/Rive San Vitale for more than a day or two, this is something worth doing. Just be sure to go on a clear day!

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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

I took the Train up to Bellavista and hiked to the top. Took about an hour to hike. Spectacular views. I hiked down to Scudellate which was also very scenic. A great place to spend a day outdoors from Lugano.

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Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

The view from the mountain is amazing There are many trails for hiking. Train go down only once an hour so plan your visit according.

Thank Erez I
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Reviewed August 10, 2017

Is a great destination for hiking and the panorama is amazing but if you go with small children (up to 3 y.o.) you won't be able to enjoy it to the fullest: at the last station (vetta) there is no pic -nic adapted spaces with...More

Thank Claudia F
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

My family and I were vacationing in the area and decided to take the cog railroad ride up into the Alps. Every aspect of our day in Capolago, Switzerland was magical. The drive from our hotel in Cannobio, Italy to Capolago was great fun (beautiful...More

1  Thank David M
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Reviewed August 7, 2017

The summit station is reached by a usually hourly service cog train from the SBB station on the Lugano to Chiassio main line. It takes roughly 35 mins but a pleasant journey with different views. The Visitor center,Restaurant etc at the top is a new...More

Thank Ken C
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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

Easy to reach from Milan. One hour 15 to Lugano; then a 15 minutes ride to Caplago before you take the cogwheel train up to Monte Generoso. From there, the day is yours. Numerous hike trails from easy to strenuous will keep you occupied for...More

Thank Jetster72
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Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

I went here with my Family firstly because we always wanted to go here once. The ride up and down Mt. Generoso is very nice, it takes about half an hour each way. On top of the Mt. Generoso there're two restaurant and two paths...More

Thank tanja s
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Reviewed July 17, 2017

My family of four loves Monte Generoso. It offers something for everyone. We spent an entire day exploring, relaxing and just taking in the view. It's fantastic. Monte Generoso may be reached by hiking or by cog rail. It's possible to drive to the last...More

1  Thank SusanTravels2017
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