Monte Generoso is the mountain which offers the finest panorama over the whole of Canton Ticino.
It can be reached by a small cogwheel railway, which leaves from Capolago, 274 metres above sea level, and winds its way through an unspoilt natural setting to reach the top in 40 minutes.
The Monte Generoso has a panoramic restaurant with a seating capacity of 120 seats, a modern cafeteria on the ground floor and a panorama terrace with 140 seats and grill specialties.
The peak (1,704 metres above sea-level) can be reached on foot from the station at the top in about 10 minutes and offers magnificent views over the lake region, the Lombardy plain to the Apennines and the Alpine range from the Italian Alps to the Matterhorn and the Monte Rosa group.
The variety of naturalistic species is remarkable. Many rare species of animal and plant life that can no longer be found elsewhere have been present on Generoso since the last Ice Age.
Leisure options abound: from pleasant, easy strolls to challenges for experienced climbers, from mountain-bike trails to paragliding and from bird watching to potholing.
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