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, a rack railway has provided 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!
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.
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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