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A cog railway ride, impressive architecture, wine specialities, hiking trails and a fantastic 360° panoramic view: An excursion to Monte Generoso offers all that and more!

Season: 28 Mar - 09 Nov 2020

Sitting majestically on the mountain’s rugged plateau is the new building “Fiore di pietra” (stone flower) by star architect Mario Botta. For 128 years, the cog railway has made its way along nine kilometres of picturesque scenery from Capolago at the shores of Lake Lugano to the summit of Monte Generoso at 1,704 metres altitude. This prime scenic outpost of the Canton of Ticino offers a great variety of outdoor leisure activities.

From Lugano, Capolago can be reached by boat across Lake Lugano, or by train to Capolato – rive San Vitale, within 15 minutes. A cogwheel train takes visitors in comfort from Capolago up to Monte Generoso, to the astronomical observatory and to numerous hiking trails and educational paths. Muggio Valley lies to the south of the mountain. The Parco delle Gole della Breggia, a nature reserve, makes up part of the pristine landscape of the valley.

Monte Generoso offers sweeping views of northern Italy and Ticino plus access to various activities ranging from relaxing strolls to more demanding hikes. Your experience can include a vertical sundial, man-made structures for holding water, preserving ice, making charcoal and a scale version of the planets.

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