Change of schedule and possible cancelled activities

Events, exhibitions, shows and entertainment activities may be postponed or even cancelled.

Given the ever-changing situation, we would advise you to always check opening times in advance as well as any restrictions applying to the event directly with the contact people indicated.

We do our best to keep you constantly updated but apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Monte Generoso

Monte Generoso Emotions at 1704 m

Lugano - Capolago - Monte Generoso Monte Generoso is one of the best panoramic mountains in Ticino.

Since 1890, the indefatigable rack and pinion train has set off from Capolago and has climbed the slopes of Monte Generoso, whisking passages up to a height of 1704 m. Once they alight, passengers are welcomed by the “Stone Flower” designed by Switzerland’s starchitect, Mario Botta. The petals of this architectural marvel which blossomed in 2017 on the summit’s rocky spur include two restaurants and a conference room providing a window onto a sublime 360° panorama. Contemplate outer space using the astronomical observatory’s telescope and the adventure becomes all the more wondrous.

The ideal programme:


Excursions for everyone



  • Visit the bear cave (June – September) with a 30-minute walk from the “Fiore di pietra” building.
  • Visit the Observatory on Sunday (June – September)
  • Return by train to Capolago
  • Return by train or by boat to Lugano

Not to be missed

  • Several nature trails for exploring the area

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  1. Contact

    Monte Generoso

    Lugano Region tourist office
    Piazza della Riforma
    +41 58 220 65 00


    Organizzazione Turistica Regionale
    Mendrisiotto e Basso Ceresio
    Via Angelo Maspoli 15
    6850 Mendrisio
    +41 (0)91 641 30 50
    +41 (0)91 641 30 59

  2. Notes
  3. Opening

    Open all days