Intro

At the southern end of Lake Lugano is the 1,701 metre high Monte Generoso. This lofty altitude makes it without a doubt the best mountain for views in the canton of Ticino.

The new restaurant “Fiore di pietra” (stone flower) created by the famous architect Mario Botta stands majestically on a rugged plateau on the mountain. Its windows offer breathtaking 360° panoramic views, taking in the lakes, the city of Lugano as well as the Matterhorn and Jungfrau all the way to the Bernina Range.

Nostalgic journey to the summit
A cog railway has been taking visitors up to the peak of Monte Generoso for 125 to enjoy these breathtaking views. It is about 9km long and runs along a magical stretch of mountain scenery in the Monte Generoso nature park. In addition to electric trains, nostalgic modes of transport also use this cog railway line, including the oldest steam train still in operation in Switzerland, built in 1890, and trains from the 1950s. A ride in these trains brings the time of the Belle Époque back to life.

Activities on and around the mountain
There is much to discover on Monte Generoso:
Keen hikers can explore the mountain on more than 51km of hiking trails. The Nature Trail and the Ice Pits Nevere are just two of the many hiking paths. The Ice Pits Nevere trail takes hikers to restored ice huts, which were once used to chill milk before it was churned into butter.
The brave can marvel at the landscape around Monte Generoso from the air by paragliding from the top. Flights start on Monte Generoso and glide in different directions over the lakes, countryside and towns.

Information

How to get there:
Drive or take public transportation from Lugano to Capolago, from there take the Monte Generoso mountain train to the top of Monte Generoso.

Sunset:
If you get a chance, don’t miss the sunset in Ticino. It’s a truly spectacular experience.

Food/drink:
The “Fiore di pietra” gourmet restaurant and “Generoso” self-service restaurant will satisfy your hunger and thirst after a leisurely stroll or strenuous hike.

Families:
The “Bear Cave”is about 30 minutes from the “Fiore di pietra” building on the Italian side of the mountain. Some 60,000 years ago, it was home to more than 800 cave bears. The cave's length is 200m, 70m of which have been made accessible to visitors. You need sturdy shoes, hiking gear and a hat to follow in the footsteps of the cave bears.

Please note:
Reduced rate mountain rail ascent with the Swiss Travel Pass/GA travelcard.
Buy your tickets on arrival at the station.


Wedding

What better place to begin your life as a couple than on the cogwheel train and the summit of Monte Generoso? Between breathtaking views and boundless valleys, the Fiore di pietra offers a fairytale stage for your wedding. With its distinctive architecture and a 360-degree panoramic terrace, every moment is transformed into an unforgettable memory, embraced by nature and the sky. At this magical venue, every detail contributes to making your special day a daydream.

Venue

The Ferrovia Monte Generoso stands out for its exclusive locations, ideal for tasting culinary excellence, celebrating memorable private events or holding impactful corporate meetings. At 1704 meters above sea level stands the Fiore di pietra, an architectural gem that has two restaurants inside: one à la carte for high-class gastronomic experiences and one self-service, perfect for convivial moments. In addition, there is also a unique panoramic conference room inside, capable of accommodating up to 80 people and perfectly adaptable to different needs. At the midway station, however, you cannot miss the iconic Bellavista Buffet. This charming grotto offers a cozy setting with about 40 places, also ideal for private events. Here regional, zero-mile cuisine reigns supreme, delighting guests with traditional Ticino dishes.

General information

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Time required
2 to 4 hours (half day)
Suitable for children with age
0 to 5 years, 6 to 9 years, 10 to 13 years, 14+ years
Suitable for
Individual, Couples
Weather
Indoor, Outdoor
Category
Adventure, Nature

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Conference rooms

Belvedere

Concert 80
Seminar 80
Banquet
Room height
Area 105 m2
Equipment
  • Free Wi-Fi available
  • Microphone available
  • Projection facilities available
  • Simultaneous translation equipment not available
Room picture

Restaurant

Concert
Seminar
Banquet 120
Room height
Area
Equipment
  • Free Wi-Fi available
  • Microphone on request
  • Projection facilities on request
  • Simultaneous translation equipment on request
Room picture

Self-Serivce Generoso

Concert
Seminar
Banquet 120
Room height
Area
Equipment
  • Free Wi-Fi available
  • Microphone on request
  • Projection facilities on request
  • Simultaneous translation equipment on request
Seminar package without overnight stay 110 CHF
3 course dinner 70 CHF

Discover the surroundings

Contact

Ferrovia Monte Generoso SA
Via Lüera 1
6825  Capolago
Switzerland

Phone  +41 (0)91 630 51 11
info@montegeneroso.ch
montegeneroso.ch
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Contact

Ferrovia Monte Generoso SA
Via Lüera 1
6825 Capolago
Phone  +41 (0)91 630 51 11
montegeneroso.ch
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