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    Your favourite destination
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The Monte Generoso Campsite

On the shores of Lake Lugano, in green surroundings it is a point of departure for many excursions.
The Monte Generoso Camping Ground is within a 20,000 m² natural park, by Lake of Lugano (270 m above sea level), in the town of Melano. It is situated barely 10 km south of Lugano, just 20 km from Como and a little more than 50 km from Milan, making interesting excursions possible.

The environment, the climate and the Ticino sun all contribute towards guaranteeing a pleasant stay.
Monte Generoso overlooks the campsite and, with its little cog railway, beckons visitors to come and enjoy very pleasant excursions in its natural surroundings. It offers a magnificent view over the Lakes region, the Po Valley and the Alps. Guests at the campsite can take advantage of a 50% reduction on the price of the train ticket.

Life at the Monte Generoso Campsite

In the summer life revolves mainly around the lake, where lots of nautical activities are available in addition to swimming.
There are facilities for hiring pedalos, canoes, boats, not forgetting the chnce to rent a Motorhome.


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The Fiore di pietra at the summit of Monte Generoso was reconfirmed for the second year running as the most beautiful meeting location in Ticino and among the most beautiful in Switzerland!

The Swiss Location Award® 2023 was sanctioned by 58'394 event organisers and location visitors as well as an independent jury of experts.

The special feature of the Fiore di pietra, designed by the world-famous architect Mario Botta, is also the harmonious contiguity between indoor and outdoor spaces, which allows for different types of meetings.

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My Climate

Together we take care of the environment, so that you and future generations can continue to enjoy what nature has to offer.

Using resources sparingly to protect the environment is important to us. You can help us with this: As part of the myclimate «Cause We Care» initiative, we are giving you the opportunity to make a voluntary contribution with us for climate protection and sustainability.


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With the Swisstainable communication, Switzerland Tourism (ST) is creating awareness for a long-term sustainability strategy. Together with the industry, we ensure a fully sustainable travel experience.

We are in the age of sustainability and no destination like Switzerland stands for this prudent, resource and environmentally friendly zeitgeist. We have always taken care to bring the needs of guests, the local population and the environment into a harmonious relationship.

We have received certification for level II – Engaged.

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Monte Generoso Wins 2020 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for tourist attractions

Ferrovia Monte Generoso SA has been recognized with the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2020 and it now ranks among the best 10% tourist attractions around the globe. “We sincerely thank all our visitors, whom not only visit us, but also share their experience at Monte Generoso. We are proud of this Award, also the result of the new strategy which places the customer at the centre”, comments Monica Besomi, Head of Sales & Marketing.

To see traveler reviews or to share your personal experience visit:

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Camping Monte Generoso has been recognized as 'the best campsite for your dog' in all of Switzerland by ACSI, Europe's largest camping specialist.

Last April for the first time, the ACSI Awards 2022 were given to eight different categories.

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We are proud to be part of the Migros Group as Ferrovia Monte Generoso and thus to participate in the partnership between Migros Group and WWF.

This collaboration focuses on the areas of climate, deforestation and seafood.