The view from Brunate, Brunate Funicular, Lake Como, Italy (Photo by Marcus90)
The view from Brunate

A cog railway up to a hillside village-with-a-view and hiking trails

The classic journey to this hillside village-with-a-view is to take a short boat ride from Como's harbour to the funicular station on the northeast end of town, by the lakeside, then ride the cog-train up to Brunate.

You're rewarded with vistas over Como and the lake and the heads of numerous trails into the surrounding hills (the tourist office has maps).

The hillside has been a chichi suburb since the 19th century, littered with 100-year-old villas and pricey modern homes.

Teh cog railway departs every 15 minutes starting at 6am.

The ride takes 7 min.

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