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The area of Lake Como offers many possibilities to admire its breathtaking views in an alternative way...from above! Funiculars, cableways and gondolas are a good way to reach high altitude locations. They are a good opportunity for a simple trip out of town  to reach some places surrounded by greenery.


Lecco-Piani d'Erna: reopened in 2008 after a complete renovation, this cableway departd from the district of Versasio, easily accessible by car or by public transport (bus no. 5 from downtown). In just 5 minutes it allows to reach the 1300m of Piani d'Erna, a plateau on Mount Resegone. A real balcony above the city of Lecco from which to enjoy breathtaking views and practice recreational activities suitable for everyone. Open all year round.

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Barzio-Piani di Bobbio: this cableway in the heart of Valsassina connects the town of Barzio with Piani di Bobbio  (2150m), an area that in the winter season is a paradise for snow lovers with its always snow-clad trails, while in the summer it’s the ideal destination for a relaxing day surrounded by nature. It is open from December to April and from June to September.

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Moggio-Piani di Artavaggio: leaving from Moggio, the cableway reaches Piani di Artavaggio at 1800 high: point of departure for walks suitable for all kind of hikers or for a simple stops in one of the mountain to taste the typical cuisine of our valleys.

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Margno-Pian delle Betulle: in the heart of Alta Valsassina this cableway, open all year round, connects in just 5 minutes the town of Margno with this beautiful plateau surrounded by nature and not accessible by cars. On the peak it’s also located an adventure park for the entertainment of both children and adults. 

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Funicular Como-Brunate: Greatly appreciated amongst the excursions on the way out of the city of Como, is the Funicular going up to the village of Brunate. This charming little train made its first run in 1894 and still today connects the main town with extremely striking panoramic viewpoints every 30 minutes. It takes only a 7 minute journey to get to Brunate on a railway that has the maximum permitted gradient of 55%. Brunate is located at about 700 metres above sea level, this little town has always been popular among the Como and Milanese nobility who built many Liberty style villas there. Brunate is also a great starting point for beautiful nature walks. From the Belvedere viewpoint it is possible to see the outline of Como’s historic centre, the antique roman castrum; the view then opens out to the Alps and the Brianza plain.
ATM - Como Brunate Funicular
Como - Piazza de Gasperi 4 - Phone No. +39 031 303608 - Fax +39 031 302592 - www.funicolarecomo.it.


Cablecar Argegno - Pigra this cable car, one of the steepest ones in Europe, was opened in 1971. It only 5 minutes it brings youfrom 200 m to 850 m offering you a spectacular view of the lake. Bus line C10 stops right in front of the cable car station at Argegno. From Pigra you can do the wonderful hike down to Colonno (2 hrs.) situated on the lake. For more information cablecar station at Argegno (tel. 031.821344) cablecar station at Pigra   (tel. 031.810844)


Province of Lecco - Cableways (2017) (italian only)