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Monte Generoso Railway Capolago (CH)

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For 125 years now, the rack railway has been running along a picturesque 9 km stretch of mountain in scenary in the Monte Generoso nature park, from Capolago on Lake Lugano to the Monte Generoso summit at 1704 m. altitude. The steam train built in 1890 (the oldest still in use in Switzerland today) and the trains dating back to the 1950s take passengers back in time to the Belle Epoque era.

Restaurant "Fiore di Pietra"

Monte Generoso is situated in the heart of a nature park known beyond Switzerland’s borders. Standing majestically on the mountain’s rugged plateau is the new "Fiore di pietra" (stone flower). The building was created by the famous architect Mario Botta and features picture windows that frame the breathtaking panorama.

Two restaurant flooded with light and a conference room with magnificent mountain views provide the ideal setting for fine dining, unforgettable family celebrations and exceptional corporate events. The "Fiore di pietra" is designed so that a partition wall can section off a separate room for up thirty guests.

What Else Monte Generoso Offers

Here you can find: 27 km of Mountain Biking itineraries, descent from Bellavista to Capolago, rental and bike transport; 51 km of trails including "nature", "bolle", "nevere", "carbonaie", "peonie.Guide tours by reservation only.

Paragliding school and tandem flights on reservation; Via ferrata for mountain lovers (guide tours by reservation); The Bear cave: a cave to the remains of more than 800 bears 30 minutes on foot from "Fiore di pietra"; Astronomical Observatory: a reflector telescope open during the "TIcino evening" and observation of the sun every Sunday from June to September.Guide tours for groups only by reservation

Monte Generoso Railway
Address:
via fam Carlo Scacchi 6, Capolago (CH) Canton Ticino 6825
Telephone:
+41 91 630 51 11