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Beautiful view of Lake Maggiore

A nice and unique experience riding in a "bucket" lift. The view along the way is beatiful and also... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2018
Constanta, Romania
via mobile
Well worth the effort for the views

Travelled upon the open bucket car and simply revelled in the changing vista. Views from the top... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
Fraser S
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

A nice and unique experience riding in a "bucket" lift. The view along the way is beatiful and also from the top.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CorneliaDobre
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Travelled upon the open bucket car and simply revelled in the changing vista. Views from the top are magnificent especially first thing in the morning before the heat haze arrives. Cafe was very good,efficient and surprisingly cheap considering they have a captive audience.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Fraser S
Reviewed September 20, 2018

I spent a lot of holidays in the alps/mountains and never found something like this there: SO this really is a special experience, which is a lot of fun. Combined with amazing views its a must do on this side of the lake :)

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Der_blaue_Engel
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

It's called the bucket lift, and that's exactly what it is. It takes you up the mountain in buckets for 1 person or 2 persons. You can choose an open bucket or closed bucket. The views from the top (1000 Mts ) are spectacular. There's...More

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Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Veronica Lynne S
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

This was an absolute highlight of our trip around Lake Maggiore, and I highly recommend it for all but the elderly or those with a fear of heights! The ‘buckets’ you go up in are either open or closed - definitely take the open one...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Happy_Lucca_Bride
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

we headed up the cable car spontaneously. the menu looked good and the food was as expected. great view of the lake.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Si S
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Sorry. Just been on the G&T’s. But this was awesome. What a fantastic find. It is an absolute must do for anyone staying on Lake Maggiore. You can get there via the boats that serve the islands and towns along the coast. Get to Verbarnia...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Baggiesguy
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

I am petrified of heights. The 20minutes on the cable car scared my a lot. I actually ended up with my eyes closed almost the whole time till the end 😅. But once up, the view it's breathtaking, there are no words to describe it....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank arrrianna
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

The very best value for money we spent in Italy. We went to Como the day before and the line up for the cable car up the mountain was insane. Somehow found ourselves at Funivie after a train trip to at Lake Maggiore and 20...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SueMal1
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Riding an open air bucket was a really, really fun way to see spectacular views over Lake Maggiore. There is one tiny, split second of scariness on the way down (if you look down) but overall it's not scary at all. You are too busy...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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June 13, 2018|
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Response from BubG | Reviewed this property |
I think your parents will be fine. You need to step into the buckets but they are not too high off the ground, approximately 30cm. When you hop on and off there are operators to open and close the door on the bucket. They... More
June 16, 2015|
Response from David G |
No, more like just above the waist. It is a bit scary if you have vertigo. There are enclosed cabins as well, we didn't try but could be claustrophic!