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Great hiking on the border of Switzerland and Italy

There are numerous well-marked trails from the summit, some of which extend down old smuggling... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
John M
Great experience!

Truly enjoyed the experience, the sky was not 100% clear but the view was still fantastic. The... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2018
Lugano, Switzerland
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Via Fam. Carlo Scacchi 6, Capolago 6825, Switzerland
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

There are numerous well-marked trails from the summit, some of which extend down old smuggling routes into Italy. We hiked from the trailhead in Orimento, Italy, about 6 kilometers to the summit. The trail winds uphill through active grazing land (some inhabited by a herd...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

Truly enjoyed the experience, the sky was not 100% clear but the view was still fantastic. The train ride is beautiful, if you are in Ticino for a short time great to enjoy the mountain views Switzerland is famous for. The main structure there, Fiore...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

I fell in love with Mario Botta. Full disclosure, my wife was with me and we are still very happily married, and Mario Botta wasn't there on Monte Genroso, but his building. Mario Botta is a 75 year old Swiss architect born in Mendrisio, Ticino,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank raymondsS891QA
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!

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank jc19602015
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
6  Thank dapers
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Erez I
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

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Claudia F
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

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank David M
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

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank KenC3054
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From Milan you can take any train to Mendrisio, and than the train to Generoso.You can stay in any place on the root, like Como. Good Luck
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