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It's called Bella Vista for a reason

After a wonderful night staying in Bellagio on Lake Como we drove the hour and a half to the ascent of Monte Generoso. You have to cross the border into Switzerland as the best... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 May 2016
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

After a wonderful night staying in Bellagio on Lake Como we drove the hour and a half to the ascent of Monte Generoso. You have to cross the border into Switzerland as the best starting point is on the Swiss side. There is a car park on the way up to the Bella Vista station, near a restaurant (closed on... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Not high, not alps and yet you get both: a magnificent view point too look at the alps and the plains of Italy (and even the sun with a 600mm telescope near the restaurant) The new restaurant is under constructuion (2015) so I can't rate it but the view will be excellent

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Mnt.Generoso is located near the lakeshore of Lugano Lake , between the borders of the Swiss Canton of Ticino and the Italian region of Lombardy. From the summit the view include the Lugano and Como Lakes , some northern Italian cities in the south and in the north some of the best known Swiss pick depending of the visibility .... More 

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Ispra, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

360 degree view on the Alps and the Po Plain. Nice for a mid season hike. Next year the station and restaurant will open so the place will probably become too crowded.

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Xiamen, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

The Monte Generoso is a mountain in the southern part of Ticino. The best way to get there is by train. The small train starts from Rivera and brings you up to the top. Once you get there, you have a beautiful view of the Southern Alps, Lake Lugano, the Lombardia region and for sure the Sottoceneri (the southern part... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

A day trip from Domodossola to Lugano with the Funicular was indeed a fantastic experience. Beautiful sceneries all throughout the way. You could feel the tranquility and the fresh air

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

Great experience. Nice trip up with little train. Once on the top, you can see all canton of Ticino with mountain behind. Lovely place to enjoy the views or have a pick nick with friends. Worth a trip.

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Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

Catch the local train from Lugano to Capolago and you find the station for Monte Generoso , with very helpful staff. The trip up is excellent and the views are great across into Italy.The walk up to the summit is well the effort. There several viewing points on the way up the stone steps to the summit and photo opportunities... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

We basically went op the monte Generose by chance. We saw a sign beside the road pointing to it and followed the road up to where we were forced to stop. This road is not for the faint hearted (narrow, steep and along steep cliffs.... It is Switzerland so the road is in perfect shape). Parking at the end will... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

Only one ferry from Lugano Central at 10.15 meets train at quayside at Capolago. Train then goes to Capolago main station ( stopping trains to/from Lugano every 30min) where it gets busy then continues up the mountain. Sit on the left if full. If not start on the right for the first part. Restaurant and café. Short walks from summit... More 

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