Funicular Railway, Como
About Funicular Railway, Como
Funicular Railway, Como - Address, Ticket Price
Address: Piazza Alcide de Gasperi, Como
Ticket Price: 6 EUR
Time Required: 00:30 Mins
Timings: 06:00 am - 10:30 pm Details
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The Funicular Railway has linked Lake Como and Brunate since 1894 and is still the quickest way of travelling between these two towns. A trip on the railway offers stunning views and an opportunity to see panoramic views of rural Como, all whilst having an enjoyable jaunt on a train!
The Funicular Railway marked the start of an industrial tourism revolution in Como, as it was built at a time when many transport links in the area were expanding to create a network between local towns. In 1911 the traction system changed from steam to electricity and the canon which makes a daily salute at noon possible was installed in 1912. Today the railway is run by ATM and is accords to all environmental and safety regulations despite its age!
As you glide along the cliff sides on the railway you will be able to see for miles, glancing over the epic azure lake, clusters of traditional Italian houses and sweeping mountainsides. The journey itself lasts just over ten minutes and once you reach Brunate you have the choice of sitting down with a drink from the little bar to take in the glorious views or alternatively you can go for a bit of an explore.
There are some great walks with the Pissarottino Spring just a few minutes away, a spot from which you can see Lake Como, Villa d’Este and Monte Rosa. It’s actually possible to walk back down to Como from the spring, either following the railway or you can adapt your route to pass by the fifteenth century former convent Eremo di San Donato. A lovely lighthouse stands at about a mile’s walk away from the station too if you fancy something nautical. You can also climb even higher up the mountains; take a bus to visit San Maurizio and Cao or take a wander to Monte Piatto and down to Torno where you can make a day of it and catch a boat back to Como. A combination of mountain and ocean travel will ensure you see Como from every possible angle, all of which are pretty wonderful. Just make sure that you check boat departure times!
Funicular Railway Information
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Funicular Railway Ticket Prices
- The ticket mentioned above are of the return journey.
- Tickets include -Railroads Nord Milano Esercizio s.p.a.
- Bus from Faro A. Volta and CAO.
Funicular Railway Opening and Closing Hours
- On Saturdays, the service is available till 12.00 am.
- In summer, the service is available till 12.00 everyday.
- In summer and on Christmas day, the service is available for every 30 minutes.
- You can check the timetable of the train on their website.
Restaurants Near Funicular Railway
- Ristorante Bar Giuliani Di Carmine Giuliani- Como
- Trattoria del cacciatore- Brunate
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Funicular Railway, Como Reviews - Write a Review
Regular ticket for an adult costs 3 euro. There and return 5.50 euro. Great views from above. Brunate is beautiful small old city typical of Italy. You can visit FARO VOLTANO a nearby lighthouse - breathtaking panorama.
The ride itself is interesting and exploring the town of Brunate was a fun way to spend an afternoon. So I would encourage visitors to Como to make the trip.
Short ride for €5 worth being in the bottom carriage for the journey up. Once up there are a some wonderful views and it's worth the walk around the headland even on a cloudy wet day as it was when we went up!
Really pleasant place and also the trip between Como at the lake and Brunate up on the hill is amazing. The view from the hill is fantastic.
Very nice to go up, see the mountains & hiking. Please note that there is no great view of the lake itself up there. Unfortunately it was super hot inside the car in the summer.
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