Two-seat cable cars take you gently up almost to the summit of Sasso del Ferro mountain, from where you can admire a magnificent view over Lake Maggiore.

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Laveno Funivia

Lake Maggiore

A highlight of Laveno is the Funivia, which whisks passengers up to a panoramic spot 949m above sea level, in the shadow of the Sasso del Ferro peak (1062m). The views over the lake and beyond to the Alps are breathtaking.

From there, you can head off on longer walks into the hills. Stop by the tourist office for suggested itineraries.

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