Monte Brè


Paradiso: Lugano

Paradiso: Lugano

Since1912 funicular rail has been making its way from Cassarate by Lugano to the scenic mountain above Lake Lugano. Trips up here are worthwhile if just for the views!

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Our advice is stop for a while on the "summit" – where two restaurants with a sun terrace welcome you. Descents down to Lugano or the lake, always via the Brè village, are in part pretty steep, as are the nature and archaeological trail to Gandria.

The romantic little Brè village with its grottos has succeeded in maintaining its original character of country settlement – further embellished by numerous works of art.


Altitude: 925m
From the Lugano station, city bus to Cassarate, funicular rail in 2 sections to Monte Brè;
Bus connection Lugano to Brè Paese
View: Over San Salvatore and the Lake Lugano, Melide reservoir and Monte San Giorgio; as well as Valais Alps in the west.
Attractions: Scenic mountain, starting point for mountain bike tours
Culinary aspects: Package offer: Lunch and Train Ride
Ticino specialities
Overnight stays: Hotels in the Brè village
Groups: Restaurant Vetta 45 people inside, 175 people on the terrace
Osteria della Funicolare for typical local snacks by the mountain station
Winter: January/February no rail operations
Special comments: July/August – until 23.00 on Fridays and Saturdays

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