One of the most beautiful views from the Ticino terrace
From the top of Monte Generoso, at an altitude of about 1700 meters, you can admire a wonderful panorama, sweeping from northern Italy, with the region of lakes and the Alpine chain of Gran Paradiso, to the Gotthard massif. From the top, the view is enchanting and we recommend going there before dinner to appreciate a sunset painted on the mountains of Ticino.
The Rack Train
The summit can be reached by the characteristic rack train starting from Capolago station. The route was beaten by the first locomotive in 1890 and covers about 9 km from which to have beautiful panoramic views.
The Fiore di Pietra
At the top, there is the Fiore di Pietra, the symbolic structure of Monte Generoso, an impressive work that bears the unmistakable signature of Mario Botta, world-renowned architect, who also designed the interior spaces. The Fiore di Pietra stands on the rocky edge of the mountain and offers a 360 degree view of a breathtaking panorama.
Inside the Fiore di Pietra you can dine at high altitude in every sense of the word. The restaurant has been awarded a Michelin star and offers its menus in a creative way, both in taste and in the presentation of the dishes, enhancing the original flavor of the ingredients coming from seasonal products and from the Ticino territory.
If you want to discover more of the Canton Ticino, we suggest other interesting itineraries:
- Upper Ticino: Val Verzasca, Ascona and Locarno, the Tibetan bridge
- Lugano, between the lake and the mountains
- The Villages of Ticino
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