Monte Generoso
for persons with
a disability 

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Individual travellers who depend upon a wheelchair, maximum 1 for train, do not require a converted railway carriage (wheelchairs may not be wider than 60 cm and also not electric). Our railway staff will assist with boarding and alighting from the train. We do not guarantee complete accessibility in the intermediate stations of San Nicolao and Bellavista.

Notification of the special transport must be given at least two days in advance.    

For people with mobility difficulties the departure is possible from the Capolago station and from the summit.


One specially converted carriage is available for passengers with a disability who wish to travel to Monte Generoso in a group. Accompanying persons can travel with them in comfort.

Please take note of the following:

  • Train carriages for group travellers who are dependent upon a wheelchair are attached to the end of the trains that run according to the regular timetable (from 3 wheelchairs).    
  • Notification of the special transport must be given at least two weeks in advance.    
  • Wheelchairs may not be wider than 78 cm.
  • Each carriage seats eight persons with wheelchairs and four accompanying persons. 
  • The railway staff will be glad to assist with boarding and alighting from the train.  

Summit and "Fiore di pietra"

  • Our staff will give directions for the "Fiore di pietra".
  • The lift is suitable for wheelchairs.
  • Panoramic terrace and restaurant are barrier-free.
  • Paved walk of 500 meters, easily accessible in a wheelchair.
  • Sanitary facilities for handicapped people.

The Monte Generoso Railway has always enabled people of all abilities to access the summit and Fiore di pietra, with a carriage designed to transport wheelchair users and accompanying carers.

Round trip as per official timetable 

Holders of a disabled passenger’s ID card (see (companion card) are entitled to be accompanied by a person who can provide support during the whole journey. If the disabled traveller has a valid travel document (full fare ticket, GA ticket or half-fare ticket), the travel companion travels free of charge or vice versa. NB: Under no circumstances can both passengers travel free of charge.