Fiore di pietra - Monte Generoso
Emotions at 1704 metres
Panorama, architecture and nature
The new "Fiore di pietra" tourist attraction is a unique structure created by architect Mario Botta. Two restaurants flooded with light and a conference room with magnificent mountain views provide the ideal setting for fine dining, unforgettable family celebrations and exceptional corporate events. For 130 years a rack railway has provided transport along a picturesque nine-kilometre stretch of mountain scenery carrying passengers from Capolago on Lake Lugano to the mountain summit at 1704 m altitude. The steam train dating back to 1890 is the oldest still in operation in Switzerland, while the trains from the 1950s transport passengers back to the days of the Belle Époque. There are plenty of things to see and do on Monte Generoso. Whether visitors are looking for relaxing walks surrounded by nature or more strenuous activity out in the fresh mountain air, this is an ideal place to spend time outdoors and immersed in a magnificent landscape.