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“Best view of Como area”
Review of Faro voltiano

Faro voltiano
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US$89.56*
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Lake Como Day Trip from Milan
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Brunate
Certificate of Excellence
Southeastern U.S.
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261 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“Best view of Como area”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

If walking/hiking isn’t your “thing,” you can catch a ride up to the lighthouse. But if you are in the Brunate area, you should not miss the view! We walked up and back from Brunate and enjoyed every moment of the hike. When you get near the lighthouse, there is a very friendly older Italian gentleman (speaks only Italian) who will give you the key to the lighthouse for 1 Euro per person. There is a great little café in the little village where the lighthouse is located, if you are interested. There are also other hikes (with signage) from this area.

Visited May 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“worth the climb”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

The view from the top is breathtakingly beautiful as you get the view from all angles. the funicular from Brunate was not working but there is a bus which can take you up to a certain point. it takes around half an hour to get there. from there you need to walk a bit so ensure you are wearing good walking shoes and carry some water along. give yourself at least 3-4 hours to go up and come down. I would recommend visiting if you have a few days in Como

Visited May 2014
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toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Probably should have gone at sunset.”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

The pedestrian path was steep and rocky. You need to wear proper footwear. I saw a local man walk along the side of the road instead. It's a longer distance to walk but it's paved. Walking along the road would probably take an equal amount of time.
If you want to enter the lighthouse, there's a man at the door who asks for 1€. He didn't seem very legit. He was sitting on the floor, chatting with a few other people. One of the men that he was talking to told me that he's the "gardener or something" that collects the money and that he "doesn't think he's paid to collect money".

Visited May 2014
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Canton of Ticino, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“fantastic view”
Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

Take the 'funicolare' and walk thru the small village to the top of the lighthouse. the lighthouse itself is no big deal but yhe view is breathtaking, specially if you're lucky to see the sunset in a beautiful day.

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Salina, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“stunning scenery”
Reviewed 4 October 2013

It is well worth the walk to the top, just for the views. Nice peaceful place just to sit down and enjoy the scenery below.

Visited September 2013
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