• Funicolare Monte Bre 1 Milo Zanecchia Luganoregion
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  • Funicolare Monte Bre 3 Milo Zanecchia Luganoregion
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  • Monte Brè, Funicular

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Monte Brè

Appreciate the splendor of Monte Rosa, the Bernese and Vallese Alps as seen from the top of Switzerland's sunniest mountain.

Ever since 1908, a cable railway has brought visitors, in a quarter of an hour, from Cassarate to Mount Bré (933metres above sea level), a locality offering many opportunities to the visitor: a big, well equipped picnic area, where it is possible to grill food, walks that are accessible to families even with small children and more difficult mountain hikes.
The village of Bré has kept intact its characteristic of ancient rural village, and in time, numerous artworks have also embellished it. You will find the works by Pasquale Gilardi, also called Lelèn, the frescoes by Joseph Birò in the Church of San Fedele, the Schmid Museum with the works, which the artist left, together with his home, to his Municipality of adoption and an open air museum consisting in the works of Aligu Sassu, Armando Losa, Emilio Rissone, Giuliano Togni, Giancarlo Tamagni, Piergiorgio Piffaretti and others.
Of course, there are also restaurants, tiny and large grotti with panoramic terraces that offer a bird’s eye view of the Lake of Lugano and of its surrounding mountains.

The Vetta Restaurant, that has the possibility of welcoming up to 220 people (about 45 inside and 175 outside) has been completely refurbished. Both the establishment’s interior and terrace are now totally renewed thanks to a functional and simple design, which has also been inspired  by comfort and relaxation criteria Much attention was also focused on the green area surrounding the restaurant and the main access road that winds up to the restaurant from the central square of Brè village. Thank to all these works, the Vetta Restaurant has recovered much of its ancient splendour and will charm anyone who wishes to relax on its extremely suggestive panoramic terrace, enjoying the breathtaking view of the Lugano gulf and getting a taste of its local and international specialties.

Just outstide the cable car’s exit, the Osteria Funicolare is the ideal place to pick up a quick snack on its cool terrace and to get a taste of the local products. We invite you to take a look at the transportation plus lunch offers. Brè village, with its several restaurants and grotti, offers you a further choice of places where to eat.

Special offers

  • one way trip to Bré and lunch Fr. 35.– (Fr. 29 for children)
  • it is possible to rent mountain bikes for easy and average/difficult routes
  • one way trip + bike at special prices
  • guided tours of Brè village

Treasure hunting on top of Monte Brè!

Geocaching is a new version of the traditional treasure hunt.The game consists in the quest for "geocaches", hidden boxes containing small objects. Playing is very simple: You can immediately create your account online at and download the app. You will be able to look for the "treasure" by using the GPS on your smartphone.

Discover more about geocaching here.

Further information is available at the following link


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  1. Contact

    Funicolare Monte Brè
    Via Ceresio di Suvigliana 36
    6977 Ruvigliana
    +41 91 971 31 71

    Ristorante Vetta
    Via alla Vetta
    6979 Brè sopra Lugano
    Tel. +41 (0)91 971 20 45

    Osteria Funicolare
    Scalinata alla Torretta 30
    6979 Brè sopra Lugano
    Tel. +41 (0)91 971 36 33

  2. Opening

    Opening season
    06.06.2020 - 10.01.2021
    20.02.2021 - 08.01.2022
    Open all days