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Monte Generoso: Destination with views

Fiore di pietra on Monte Generoso in sunshine

Ticino’s only rack railway has been scaling Monte Generoso since 1890. Originally powered by steam, it is now electrified. Yet this marvellous mountain trip is steeped in nostalgia every metre of the way.


After it was purchased by Migros founder Gottlieb Duttweiler, the railway passed into the ownership of the Federation of Migros Cooperatives in 1941. It is supported by the Migros Culture Percentage.

Fiore di pietra on Monte Generoso at sunrise

Fiore di pietra on Monte Generoso in sunshine

A unique panorama

From the summit you’ll enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree panorama, the only place in Ticino that offers such an experience. The views extend from Milan to Valais and as far as the Bernese Alps.

The mountain restaurant, a unique design by Mario Botta known as the «Fiore di pietra», opened on the summit in 2017. Visit this stone flower to discover where architecture, nature and fine dining come together in perfect harmony.

Impressions

Fiore di pietra on Monte Generoso with rack railway

Fiore di pietra on Monte Generoso with rack railway

En route by rack railway up Monte Generoso

En route by rack railway up Monte Generoso

Wine on table in restaurant on Monte Generoso

Wine on table in restaurant on Monte Generoso

Plate with brasato and polenta on Monte Generoso

Plate with brasato and polenta on Monte Generoso

Mario Botta sketching Monte Generoso

Mario Botta sketching Monte Generoso

Goat on steps of Fiore di pietra on Monte Generoso

Goat on steps of Fiore di pietra on Monte Generoso

Rack railway on Monte Generoso in autumn colours

Rack railway on Monte Generoso in autumn colours

Fiore di pietra on Monte Generoso lit up at night

Fiore di pietra on Monte Generoso lit up at night

Logo Fiore di pietra Monte Generoso

Monte Generoso

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