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Monte Brè

Monte Brè, 6979 Lugano, Switzerland

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About Monte Brè

Monte Brè is a small mountain east of Lugano on the flank of Monte Boglia with a view of the bay of Lugano and the Pennine Alps and the Bernese Alps. It is considered one of the sunniest points in Switzerland.  Since 1912, the Monte Brè funicular has led from Lugano Cassarate to Monte Brè.



Attractions near Monte Brè

Monte Boglia2.75km from Monte Brè

Monte Boglia is a mountain whose peak is along the border of Ticino, Switzerland, and Lombardy, Italy. It reaches an elevation of 1,516 meters and overlooks Lake Lugano on its southern side. It was one of the picturesque locations in this area and a lot of tourists have been attracted to this area because of its natural beauty and also its wilderness.

Swiss Customs Museum2.8km from Monte Brè

The Customs Museum illustrates past and present of the management and surveillance of the borders (fight against illegal traffics and forgery, prevention of trade in endangered species, and much more) and tells stories about a region which identity has been always defined by the border. A visit to the museum may be ideally combined with a walk through the picturesque surroundings or a meal in one of the nearby caves where you can enjoy the best Ticino fare. There are also picnic areas alongside

Cathedral of Saint Lawrence2.9km from Monte Brè

The Cathedral of Saint Lawrence is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland. It was founded in the High Middle Ages but rebuilt in the late 15th century, with the façade completed in 1517. It is the seat of the Diocese of Lugano and dedicated to Saint Lawrence of Rome. One of the famous pilgrimage centers in this area and also a famous tourist destination too.

Lake Lugano2.93km from Monte Brè

Lake Lugano is at the southernmost tip of the Tessin, the holiday region south of the ridge of the Alps, and it reaches its arms out into Italy. Thanks to the mild Mediterranean climate, there are even citrus fruit trees growing here, and visitors can sunbathe under palm trees. The lake has a number of different branches and is surrounded by mountains. There are so many things to see in and around the lake.

LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura3.13km from Monte Brè

LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura is the new Arts Centre dedicated to the visual arts, music and the performing arts, which promises to become one of Switzerland’s most important cultural institutions, with the aim of promoting a wide range of art and establishing Lugano as a cultural crossroads between northern and southern Europe.

Museum of Cultures3.38km from Monte Brè

The MUSEC, Museum of Cultures of Lugano was inaugurated on September the 23rd 1989 with the aim of preserving most of the ethnic artworks collected by Serge Birignoni and coming in particular from the Far East, India, South-East Asia, Indonesia and Oceania. MUSEC preserves and enhances art collections from the Far East, India, Southeast Asia and Oceania.  The museum, an important research centre on the anthropology of art, simultaneously offers the public at least three exhibitions able to commu

Where is Monte Brè

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The canton is named after the river Ticino, it is the only canton where Italian is the sole official language and represents the bulk of the Italian-speaking area of Switzerland. Ticino hosts two World Heritage sites: the Three Castles of Bellinzona and Monte San Giorgio.