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    See you again on March 25, 2023

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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 restaurants 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 to thirty guests. 
Since 1890, the rack railway provides transport along a picturesque nine-kilometre stretch of mountain scenery carrying passengers from Capolago on Lake Lugano to the mountain summit at 1704 m altitude. Monte Generoso offers visitors plenty of opportunities for relaxing strolls, more demanding hikes and for delving into history. We look forward to welcoming you!

360° Panorama

Monte Generoso is the main vantage point in the Canton of Ticino and one of the most fascinating places in Switzerland. The stunning view stretches all the way from the Apennines to the Alps, allowing visitors to admire from afar the lakes of northern Italy and the Gran Paradiso chain, from Monte Rosa to the Matterhorn and from the Jungfrau to the Gotthard Massif. 


Information boards help to identify valleys, lakes, villages, and peaks. Sunrise and sunset, when the sky and the land are bathed in a sea of color, transforms the landscape into an emotionally charged spectacle.

Swiss Location Award 2022 EN

The Fiore di pietra at the summit of Monte Generoso was reconfirmed for the second year running as the most beautiful meeting location in Ticino and among the most beautiful in Switzerland!

The Swiss Location Award® 2022 was sanctioned by 28,346 event organisers and location visitors as well as an independent jury of experts.

The special feature of the Fiore di pietra, designed by the world-famous architect Mario Botta, is also the harmonious contiguity between indoor and outdoor spaces, which allows for different types of meetings.

Thank you very much for your support.

My Climate

Together we take care of the environment, so that you and future generations can continue to enjoy what nature has to offer.

Using resources sparingly to protect the environment is important to us. You can help us with this: As part of the myclimate «Cause We Care» initiative, we are giving you the opportunity to make a voluntary contribution with us for climate protection and sustainability.


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With the Swisstainable communication, Switzerland Tourism (ST) is creating awareness for a long-term sustainability strategy. Together with the industry, we ensure a fully sustainable travel experience.

We are in the age of sustainability and no destination like Switzerland stands for this prudent, resource and environmentally friendly zeitgeist. We have always taken care to bring the needs of guests, the local population and the environment into a harmonious relationship.

We have received certification for level II – Engaged.

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Monte Generoso Wins 2020 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for tourist attractions

Ferrovia Monte Generoso SA has been recognized with the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2020 and it now ranks among the best 10% tourist attractions around the globe. “We sincerely thank all our visitors, whom not only visit us, but also share their experience at Monte Generoso. We are proud of this Award, also the result of the new strategy which places the customer at the centre”, comments Monica Besomi, Head of Sales & Marketing.

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We are proud to be part of the Migros Group as Ferrovia Monte Generoso and thus to participate in the partnership between Migros Group and WWF.

This collaboration focuses on the areas of climate, deforestation and seafood.