The cave was discovered in 1988 and is located on Italian soil, about a 30-minute walk from the "Fiore di pietra" building. The “Grotta dell’ Orso” (Bear Cave) is the site of important finds of the remains of more than 800 cave bears that lived on Monte Generoso some 60,000 years ago and later became extinct. Palaeontologists still continue to study the cave today. It is more than 200 metres long, of which 70 metres have been made accessible to the public.
- Hiking boots
- Breathable clothing
- Waterproof jacket or cape
If these requirements are not respected, the Monte Generoso Railway declines all responsibility.
from 26.05.2018 till 30.09.2018
from 10:30 a.m. till 4 p.m.
Duration of the visit: 30 minutes
Temperature inside the den: 8/10°C
Duration of the walk:
from the ‘Fiore di pietra’ to the cave:
30 minutes approx.
from the cave to the ‘Fiore di pietra’:
40 minutes approx.
- Capolago ticket office
- Shop/Cafeteria (on the 3rd floor of the "Fiore di pietra")
Adults: CHF 10.–
Groups: CHF 8. -
60+: CHF 8.–
Young 6-15 years: CHF 8.–
Children 0-5 years: free
0-5 years: CHF 4.–
6-15 years: CHF 6.–
+16 years: CHF 7.–