Funicular Ride Lake Como

lake como, italy


Funicular Ride Lake Como

lake como, italy

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Funicular ride from Comi to Brunate will offer you an upper view of the Lake como towns and villages from the Brunate Viewpoint. A must see for tourists.
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Funicular Ride Lake Como, popularly known as Como–Brunate funicular, is a popular touristic activity to get a wholesome upper view of the lake como. Como-Brunate Funicular was opened in 1894, linking every centre in the Province with the provincial capital.


Brunate Funicular runs every 30 minutes and links the city with an extremely atmospheric panoramic point in village of Brunate which is known as "the balcony of the Alps". The journey lasts just 7 minutes on the track. From the Brunate viewpoint you can see the outline of the historic centre, the ancient Roman castrum and a view over the Alps and the Brianza plain.


Once you reach the Funicolare Station in Brunate, you can take some nice walks from there. Walk towards the Pissarottino Fountain with a panoramic sight of the lake and Monte Rosa. You can walk to San Maurizio where the Volta Lighthouse  is located. Volta Lighthouse has 143-step spiral staircase to the top terrace.


From Brunate you can also go by foot down to Como. There are 2 paths: one following along the funicular passes and the other passes through the woods passing by the Eremo S. Donato, an ex Convent of the 15th century.


There is another walk of about 3 hours from Brunate to Montepiatto and then down to Torno, from where you can come back to Como by boat.


Funicular Journey Details

Timings: 6:00 to 22:30 except Saturday. On Saturday timings are 6:00 to 24:00

Frequency: Every 30 minutes

Journey time: 7 minutes


On Summers the funiculars provide services, every 30 minutes, until midnight. 


There are various cable cars too:
  • Cablecar Argegno - Pigra: Steepest in Europe
  • Piani d’Erna Cable Car: destination for hikers in summer and skiers in winter
  • Barzio-Piani di Bobbio Cable Car: the town of Barzio with Piani di Bobbio is paradise for snow lovers in winter
  • Pian delle Betulle Cable Car: popular during the summer for hiking and mountain biking and in the winter for a modest ski resort.
  • Moggio-Piani di Artavaggio Cable Car: Piani di Artavaggio is famous for typical valley cuisine
  • Location

    Lake Como Lombardy Italy
    City center: Lake Como
    Nearest airport: Malpensa Airport

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    Frequently asked Question about Funicular Ride Lake Como

    Does Funicolare Como Brunate operates on Sundays?
    Yes, Funicolare Como Brunate operates on Sundays.
    How frequently does the Funicolare for Lake Como runs?
    Funicolare service is available from 6.00. to 22.30 daily except Saturday. On Saturday it is available from 6.00. to 24.00. On summer, service is available till 24.00.
    How to get to Funicolare Como Brunate ?
    Funicolare Como Brunate is located at Piazza Alcide de Gasperi, about 10 minutes by bus from the railway station through the Como city center. From the bus terminal on Via Torno, it’s 5 minutes walk to the funicular.
    Where to buy the tickets for Funicolare Como Brunate?
    Tickets for Funicolare Como Brunate can be bought at the station. It cost 5.70 Euro for return trip.
    What are the days when the Volta Lighthouse is open?
    Volta Lighthouse is open everyday except Wednesday.