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Monte Generoso

Monte Generoso, 22028 Rovio, Switzerland

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About Monte Generoso

Monte Generoso is the main panoramic peak of Canton Ticino and one of the most fascinating ones in Switzerland. There are many hiking trails that allow you to reach the summit starting from Rovio, Mendrisio, Castel San Pietro, but also by the Muggio Valley.  This lofty altitude makes it without a doubt the best mountain for views in the canton of Ticino.



Attractions near Monte Generoso

Ferrovia Monte Generoso SA4.49km from Monte Generoso

The Monte Generoso railway or Ferrovia Monte Generoso is a mountain railway line in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino, in south-east Switzerland. The line runs from Capolago, on Lake Lugano, to a terminus near the summit of Monte Generoso. It is the highest railway in Ticino. The summit offers extensive views over the Lombardy Plain, part of the Po Valley, and towards the Alps. Whilst the railway lies entirely within Switzerland, the summit station is only a few metres from the international

Val d'Intelvi5.53km from Monte Generoso

The Val d'Intelvi or Intelvi Valley is an area vallivola mountain located in the province of Como, near the border with Switzerland.  The valley is made up of two main branches: a southern one, crossed by the Telo stream that flows into Lake Como at Argegno, and a northern one, crossed by the Telo di Osteno that flows into Lake Lugano at Osteno.

Monte San Giorgio5.75km from Monte Generoso

Monte San Giorgio is a living legend of a historical masterpiece with fossils dating back to over 200 million years ago.  it was surrounded by a lagoon and was partially separated from the open sea. This mountain gained more importance after being inscribed to UNESCO in 2003. Numerous vineyards can be approached when strolling along the southern slopes of the woody mountain.

Swissminiatur5.89km from Monte Generoso

The Swiss Miniature in Melide, which was opened in 1959, is the only miniature park in Switzerland. The detailed and authentic models include well-known sites such as the Heidi Village in Maienfeld, the castles of Burgdorf and Chillon, the Federal Parliament in Bern, and the Cathedral of Milan, the only model that can also be viewed from inside. There are also operating rack-railways, cable cars, suspension railways and ships.

Lake Lugano7.23km from Monte Generoso

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.

Swiss Customs Museum7.42km from Monte Generoso

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

Where is Monte Generoso

Discover more attractions in Ticino, where Monte Generoso is located

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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.