Monte Generoso, Capolago

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Monte Generoso is a mountain of the Lugano Prealps, located on the border between Switzerland and Italy and between Lake Lugano and Lake Como. The western and southern flanks of the mountain lie in the Swiss canton of Ticino, whilst the north-eastern flanks are in the Italian region of Lombardy.The view from the summit of the mountain encompasses the lakes of Lugano, Como, Varese and Maggiore. To the north are the Alps, stretching from the Matterhorn via the Jungfrau and the Saint-Gotthard Massif to the Bernina Range. To the south are the Lombardy Plains and the Po Valley, with the city of Milan and the Apennine Mountains visible on a clear day.The summit can be approached by the Monte Generoso Railway, a rack railway that starts from Capolago in Switzerland, and climbs via the western flank of the mountain. The summit station includes a panoramic terrace and buffet, a restaurant and a hotel. A paved path links the railway's summit station to the summit proper, a distance of approximately and a difference in altitude of about.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Modernism of the restaurant of the Summit, in contrast to the obsolescence of the old rack railway that climbs parked on small wooden seats, it consoles himself with the view that we in amount and meets us at the top, the adventurous and can climb on foot or back down in paragliding.
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  • August 16, 2017
    We stayed at the generous Orimento via high-return path shall low. Always a great walk for everyone. Breathtaking 360°. Do not ever stop to contemplate the beauty of the landscape and nature. At the top there is the new shelter called "Flower". Attention, autogrill food with prices from-winning restaurant. Four water (500 ml), two cokes (500 ml) and two small beers 35 Francs (about 30 euros). Brought from home and have a nice picnic in the beautiful meadows around the peak.
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  • August 12, 2017
    We caught up with friends the train traveling from Capolago and climb up the Monte Generoso m 1704. Small convoy consisting of 2 carriages very neat and tidy making two brief stops. At the top we found an imposing structure with a modern Arch. Botta. His whole at different levels there are, Observatory, conference rooms, restaurants, bathrooms, shops. All fully furnished, clean and orderly despite the flow of many people. The staff of the dining places are very nice and polite. The price for A/R is intoned and right for the service offered. Bear in mind-for those who want to eat a hot meal in the self-service restaurant-ask at the time of purchase of the ticket to get the voucher for the "dish of the day" at a reduced price. The food we had turned good.
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