Wonderful Views on Lake Como
An Unforgettable Experience
I get into a rapture when I want to describe the impressions that the view from one of the mountain peaks on Lake Como offers.
The spectacular mountain scenery, the picturesque places that look like toy towns from the heights, the sparkling lake in the depths, the play of light colors and the endless expanse.
You belong to the no-mountaineers and no-summiteers? Don’t worry. You must not dispense with these wonderful impressions.
From several villages around Lake Como funiculars drive on to the surrounding peaks. Most popular is the funicular from Como to Brunate, which was already inaugurated on 11th of November 1894.
A plastic cable with a length of 1220 meters, with 150 twisted steel wires,pulls the 2 cabins in about 7 minutes up to the beautiful, well-wooded plateau of Brunate.
The cabins are named Como and Brunate and each has a capacity of 80 people in all. Because of the gorgeous location the high plain of Brunate is also named the “Balcony of the Alps”.
A promenade will lead you to the beacon “Faro Voltiano” built in 1927 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Alessandro Volta’s death.
Up there arises another most impressive panorama on Como and its surroundings.
Want More Tours by Cable Cars?
Two more spectacular viewpoints reachable by ropeways are the Belvedere di Pigra, above the small village of Argegno, and Piani d’Erna, in the mountains of Lecco.
Try it out, amici. It’s an unforgettable experience.
Tanti saluti e a presto
Rosa Maria Lamberti