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Monte Bre

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“funicular ride”(13 reviews)
“lake lugano”(23 reviews)
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Reviewed 4 days ago

In my way to Menaggio from Malpensa Airport I pass by Lugano just to go up to Mont Bre and I am glad I did it. There are plenty of parking spaces close by the funicular so just do it. The toll to get into...More

Thank RayMiami
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today we had the pleasure of finding what feels like a hidden gem. We were fortunate to have Christina as our guide. Her language skills were just incredible slipping seamlessly from English to German to Spanish making everyone feel at ease. We took a short...More

Thank Sightsee311075
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For those that want a great hike and pretty views, without the "uphill" cardio, do the funicular to the top and choose from one of many downhill hikes. We did the hike from the top , all the way down to Gandria (about 2 hours)...More

Thank Emory02
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was amazing! After reading some of the reviews that said “meh” or average we were not expecting it to be so great! Those people are crazy! I could have sat at the cafe at the top of the mountain all day and look at...More

Thank Susanssl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ride the city bus up, much cheaper. Great views, worth a visit. We opted to walk down and enjoy a leisurely trek down, did not disappoint.

Thank VTLColorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Panorama view of city and Alps, restaurant on top, 25 swiss francs incline to top, great photo ops and walk thru lovely park on way to tram

Thank markbrenda2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove to the top of Mt Bre and although the road was very narrow and winding as you would expect up a mountain it was so worth the drive. We felt like we were on top of the world and the views from the...More

Thank Heather G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I took the cog wheel train to the top of Monte Brè. The views were wonderful. We also considered Monte San Salvatore. Definitely do one or the other.

Thank mafischl
Reviewed 10 September 2018

I reached Monte Bre with the funicolare which takes around 10 minutes to go there. There is a restaurant up with a big terrasse with stunning view. Just visit it and spend some time to enjoy the view to the lake from the top.

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Reviewed 6 September 2018

Monte Bre offers a splendid views of the surrounding areas of Ticino and North Italy. We used the bus (free with Ticino card) which made less than 30 min from the center of Lugano and took us to the village. Than we chose the 30...More

Thank Dan R
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4 March 2018|
Response from k0k0bunny |
Not sure about Castagnola. But I took bus 12 from Lugano centro and stop at Roccolo. Then it’s a 2 mins walk to the funicular up to Monte Bre.
Margaret V
21 October 2016|
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Response from OCF781 | Reviewed this property |
I went you with the funicular