Como Brunate Cableway
Since 2005 ATM S.p.A manages the Como Brunate cableway, following the same efficiency principles, respect for the environment and clients that assist it in the management of the Milanese public transport.
Como, due to its geographical location which connects Italy and Europe, saw a remarkable development of public transport starting from the 19th century, in addition to the activities related to tourism. In 1894, the Como-Brunate cableway was inaugurated, symbol of the development of public transports of that period, when every centre of the province was connected to the capital by a series of public transport lines.
Brunate excursions, called “Il balcone delle Alpi”
Brunate called “Balcone sulle Alpi” (terrace facing onto the Alps), in addition to offer you suggestive panoramic points that look onto the city of Como, the first basin of the lake and onto the alpine arch, it also offers various excursions for who is fond of walking and mountain bikes:
San Maurizio: where Faro di Volta (Volta Lighthouse) was built, it overlooks onto the first basin of the lake and onto the entire alpine arch, with Parco Marenghi at its feet, ideal place for picnics.
Cao. Where the Smallest Sanctuary of Europe is located: S. Rita; from here, it is possible to continue towards the Colme di Brunate, admiring the entire first basin of the lake and the entire Lombard plain, until reaching Bellagio. Refreshment points are located along the itinerary
Eremo di San Donato (former convent of the 15th century): through the mountain, it is possible to descend to Como, through a suggestive path, additional route that allows to reach Como by walk, alternative to the one that borders the cableway line.
Monte Piatto: it is possible to reach Torno, characteristic village on the lake shores, through a panoramic path that allows to admire the Pietra Pendula, an enormous erratic stone of mushroom shape. Here you can take the ferry boat.
From Monday to Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Saturday and summer, up to midnight.
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