Things to Do near Monte Generoso Railway

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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…

Located in the popular FoxTown Factory Outlet mall, this casino features 28 gaming tables, 350 slot machines, bars and a restaurant. Open 18 hours a day from Sunday to Thursday and …

Switzerland on a smaller scale with 120 models of houses, castles and monuments in an open air park. The models have been recreated authentically with great attention to detail and include sites such as…

Photo: Campione d'Italia Casino (Day Trip)

Located in an Italian enclave within the Swiss canton of Ticino and separated from the rest of Italy by mountains, is the Casino Municipale. With an area of 55,000 square meters it is currently the biggest in Europe. The futuristic building…

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Need a place to give the kids a break but also be able to go for a work out or a pampering…

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Extending along the Breggia river, this park is renown for its geological importance and was Switzerland’s first "geo-park". The area is rich in fossils and evidence of ancient seas. Of historical interest is the Red Church (14th c.) and a castle (12th c.). Equally worthy of historical note is a mill,cement factory and a brewery which…

Situated in Switzerland about 10 kilometres south of Lugano. With its characteristic small alleys, old Patrician homes, valuable architectural monuments and its natural beauty,…

Photo: Golf Club Lanzo

The Golf Club Lanzo was founded in 1962 by the great architect Donald Harradine. The 9-hole course is located at a height of 1000m and winds…

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Villa Bernasconi is one of the most precious examples of art nouveau in Italy. It is owned by the town of Cernobbio and is now a cultural center hosting exhibitions and events. It was built before 1905 in Cernobbio, not directly on the lake but not far from the textile…

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There are numerous natural beaches along the shores of Lake Como but for those who prefer to swim in a pool, consider this location next to famous Villa Olmo where you will also find restaurant and bar…

We are the first one ever cycling touring specialist on Lake Como area. Since 2007 we’ve been hiring high end racing bikes to cycling enthusiasts and offer guided and sel-guided cycling tours around lake Como. Pietro is your tour guide…

Because of its favourable geographical position, Cernobbio was chosen as an ideal location to build palaces and elegant villas such as Villa Pizzo and the famous Villa d’Este, one of the most elegant and famous hotels in the world. From the town there are several paths leading to the mountains and hills…

The building was first started between 1908 and 1912. Luigi Dell'Orto, mayor of Cernobbio for almost thirty years, wanted this church to solemnize his wedding with Elizabeth Lucca. After the war,…

Located on one of the most picturesque locations on Lake Como (open from 9 to 7pm daily). The pool area and sun deck offer a splendid…

Villa Erba is a 19th-century villa in Cernobbio, on the shores of Lake Como, Italy. It serves as a world-renown conference centre and was the filming location for Ocean’s Twelve in 2004 and Gwen…

Swiss town located less than an hour away from Como on a glacial lake of the same name. Its Swiss-Mediterranean mix of cultures is reflected in its architecture and cuisine. Its main square, Piazza della Riforma, is…

The villa is now headquarters of Antonio Ratti foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the culture of textiles and contemporary art. It was built between 19th and the beginning of 20th century and belonged to different people. Among them…

The church of San Vincenzo in Cernobbio is located in the historic part of the town, in front of Tolomeo Gallio square, a few steps away from the lake. We can date the origin of the church back to 1150, a pastoral visit of Bishop Niguarda that took place in 1593, described the building as small and modest.

Private villa viewable only from outside or the lake. Owned by Count Mario Allamel, a very affable host who frequently invited with Cernobbio’s citizens to literary events and music in the beautiful garden and gazebo. It is located…

Photo: Non Solo Barche Water Taxi

NON SOLO BARCHE offers Boat rentals and Taxi boat service on Lake of Como. We can transport peoples from and to every places on our Lake's coasts. We have a lot of boat for rentals, with and without on board personnel. Good boats, experience and passion make our company the best choice for your needs, both for job and vacations.

NON SOLO BARCHE offers Boat rentals and Taxi boat service on Lake of Como. We can transport peoples from and to every places on our Lake's…

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Garden consisting of reclaimed land that had previously been a garbage dump. The project began in the 1980s and was the genius idea of Mrs. Pupa Frati (affectionately known as Grandma Pupa). The Association of the "Garden in the Valley" is a non-profit, non-denominational, apolitical group who’s sole and…

Sculpture dedicated to disabled service people. Roughly translation on the plaque goes like this: "One hand is actively serving the country in defense of institutional values. The other hand is wounded in the line of duty." The…

Villa del Grumello is an historical mansion placed in a breathtaking setting: a wonderful park overlooking the lake. The villa’s interior can only be experienced for special…

Villa del Grumello is an historical mansion placed in a breathtaking setting: a wonderful park overlooking the lake. Surrounded by secular trees, it boasts an incredible view and charms its visitors with its elegance and magnificence. The park of Villa del Grumello covers four hectares of land, which are divided from…

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Stately neoclassical building dating back to the end of 1700. It has an Italian garden at the front and an English park at the back with secular trees and woody plants. The villa belongs to the City Council which uses it for conventions, events and art exhibitions.…

The Kilometer of Knowledge (Chilometro della Conoscenza) is a path on the western shore of Lake Como - a kilometer long - that starts from Villa Olmo, crosses a bridge through the…

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Located at the cemetery, along the old path leading to Lanzo, it is among the most significant monuments of Valle Intelvi. The church stands on a site in itself archaeologically interesting: during work to reinforce embankments Roman tombs of imperial age were found, while still present, adjacent to the building is a rock-tomb of probable Roman-barbaric origin.

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Located next to Villa d’Este, this villa is in the private hands of the Volpi-Bassani family. The gardens can be visited during the week by groups of ten or more. Villa Pizzo Cernobbio: Giovanni Muggiasca purchased…

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Located next to Villa d’Este, the garden of Villa Pizzo has an Italian arrangement on the east side, with tidy paths that travel through flower beds, and baroque fountains. On the western side, the old dock opens onto the pool of Villa d’Este, while the new one, built by Bassani-Volpi, dominates the Moltrasio Basin to the peak of Torno. A small driveway offers a succession of exotic plants, aloes, orchids and other rare plants that climb from steep…

Located in the upper part of town, on the site of an ancient fortification, and is composed of the church, sacristy and entrance tower.

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Built for the Abbot Marco Gallio on the site of Paolo Giovio's sixteenth-century villa called "The Museum", it dates back to the beginning of the…

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Villa Fontanelle is near Moltrasio on the Lake Como, Lombardy, Italy, about 50 kilometres (31 mi) from Milan. Presently owned by Russian billionaire Arkady Novikov, this villa was once home to Gianni Versace who lived there until his murder in 1997. It can only be seen from the water by boat (or…

Monument to commemorate the victims of World War II and resistance movements. The monument is a project of Milan sculptor Gianni Colombo. It is located in a park by the lake. It…

Educational science museum that was inaugurated in 1917 aiming at providing educational tools for teaching science in school. The room that hosts the museum is painted…

Cycling around the perimeter of Lake Como is a classic ride that will give any cyclist a great sense of accomplishment. The ride is 160km long and takes you through all of…

In 1931, Giuseppe Terragni and his brother were asked by the fascists to design a monument for the victims of World War I. Their design was based on a sketch of the Italian futurist Antonio Sant'Elia, whose sketches showed modernity, dynamics and speed. Most of his designs were never built, but his futurist vision…

The Volta Temple is a museum dedicated to Alessandro Volta, a prolific scientist and the inventor of the electrical battery. Volta was born in Como in 1745, held his first professorship there until 1779, and retired to Como in 1819. It is one of the most visited museums in town. The temple was featured on the back of…

People that climb on board a seaplane, have many various reasons other than being pilots. Most people want to simply experience the pleasure of being in the cockpit, and being able to observe the instrument panel, and help guide the aircraft. Other reasons can be to experience the speed, acceleration and…

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Situated in the hamlet of Vignola, along the ancient Via Regina, it preserves its ancient structure in bare stone decorated with small arches. The exterior has remains of Renaissance and late Gothic frescos. The interior is divided into two naves with semi-circular apses. There is a particularly fine 16th…

Photo: Villa Saporiti

Villa Saporiti or "La Rotonda" in Como owes its name to the elliptical hall that protrudes towards the lake. Villa Saporiti was built at the end of the eighteenth century for the marquis…

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