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Funivia Stresa-Alpino-Mottarone

Soar over the treetops on this awe-inspiring cable car, which shows panoramic views as it rises from the shores of Lake Maggiore to the peak of Mottarone.

From glimmering lakes to the snow-dusted peaks of the Alps, Funivia Stresa-Alpino-Mottarone shows the full scope of the region’s dramatic scenery. Ride this two-part cableway to experience the changing panorama as you rise up the side of Monte Mottarone. Along the way, you can stop off to visit the village of Alpino and spend some time strolling around the Alpine Botanical Garden or check out Alpyland to explore an exciting bobsled circuit.

Climb aboard in Lido di Carciano and begin your ascent from the lakeshore. Look out across the waters of Lake Maggiore and watch the town of Stresa shrinking below you. Tree-studded foothills give way to mountain peaks as you reach 2,625 feet (800 meters) above sea level at the pretty village of Alpino. 

Near the cableway station you’ll find the sprawling Alpine Botanical Garden. This 10-acre (4-hectare) plot showcases more than a thousand species of alpine and sub-alpine plants. Check out Lake Maggiore from this leafy viewpoint. It’s a truly remarkable view.

Return to the cableway station to complete the second leg of the journey. As you make your ascent you’ll see the craggy peaks of the distant Swiss and Italian Alps come into view, as well as an expansive panorama of the surrounding landscape. Spend some time exploring the summit of Monte Mottarone to find a scenic chairlift ride, alpine meadows, pretty woodlands and clear mountain streams. Look out across Lake Maggiore, the Seven Lakes, the Padana plain and the Monte Rosa mountain chain alongside the Alpine skyline.

If you’ve got little ones in tow or feel like a bit of fast-paced action, make your way to Alpyland, the summit’s network of bobsled tracks. In the wintertime, you can ski or sled on the gentle slopes of Mottarone. Keen hikers can combine a one-way trip on the cableway with a walk along one of the mountain’s connecting trails.

Funivia Stresa-Alpino-Mottarone, also known as Mottarone Cable Car, departs from Lido di Carciano on the outskirts of Stresa. The full journey from lakeshore to mountaintop takes approximately 20 minutes, with a car change halfway. Individual cableway tickets are available for those who want to walk partway. Entrance to the Alpine Botanical Gardens has an extra fee.


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Corso Umberto I, 33, Stresa, VB
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in the heart of Stresa, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Villa La Palazzola, Carciano Ferry Terminal, and Stresa-Alpino-Mottarone Cable Car. Congressi Palace and Villa Ducale are also within 15 minutes. Stresa Station is 11 minutes by foot.

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    C.so Umberto I, 73, Stresa, VB
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Stresa, this golf hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Villa La Palazzola, Carciano Ferry Terminal, and Stresa-Alpino-Mottarone Cable Car. Congressi Palace and Villa Ducale are also within 10 minutes. Stresa Station is 8 minutes by foot.

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      Via Sempione Nord 123, Stresa, VB
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Stresa, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of Carciano Ferry Terminal, Stresa-Alpino-Mottarone Cable Car and Villa La Palazzola. Isola Madre Botanical Garden and Borromeo Palace and Garden are also within 1 mile (2 km). Stresa Station is 19 minutes by foot and Baveno Station is 28 minutes.

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        Via Sempione, 47, Stresa, VB
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Stresa, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Villa La Palazzola, Carciano Ferry Terminal and Stresa-Alpino-Mottarone Cable Car. Isola Madre Botanical Garden and Borromeo Plaza are also within 15 minutes. Stresa Station is 8 minutes by foot.

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          Hotel Lido La Perla Nera

          Viale Lido 15, Stresa, VB
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in the historical district, this hotel is steps away from Carciano Ferry Terminal and Stresa-Alpino-Mottarone Cable Car. Villa La Palazzola and Isola Bella are also within 10 minutes. Stresa Station is 12 minutes by foot.

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            Corso Umberto I, 31, Stresa, VB
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in the heart of Stresa, this golf hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Villa Ducale and Congressi Palace. Stresa Ferry Terminal and Villa La Palazzola are also within 15 minutes. Stresa Station is 6 minutes by foot.

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              Hotel Flora

              Via Sempione Nord, 30 -Stresa (VB), Stresa
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Stresa, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Villa La Palazzola, Carciano Ferry Terminal and Stresa-Alpino-Mottarone Cable Car. Isola Madre Botanical Garden and Isola Bella are also within 15 minutes. Stresa Station is 9 minutes by foot.

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                Piazza Marconi 6/9, Stresa, VB
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in the heart of Stresa, this golf hotel is steps away from Villa Ducale and Stresa Ferry Terminal. Congressi Palace and Villa Pallavicino Park are also within 10 minutes. Stresa Station is 9 minutes by foot.