Ferrovia Monte Generoso SA

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This is how it works:

When you buy your mountain railway ticket, Ferrovia Monte Generoso offers you a climate-neutral ticket for an additional CHF 1.00 per person (return journey). Camping Monte Generoso offers you a climate-neutral stay at the campsite for CHF 1.00 per night/plot and CHF 60.00 per year/plot. This means that the emissions generated by your mountain railway journey and your camping stay are offset with myclimate. At the same time, the mountain railways double your contribution and invest it in their own sustainability. In this way, you achieve a double effect.

How does «Cause We Care» work?

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Monte Generoso rises prominently in the middle of a well-known nature reserve. Standing majestically on the mountain’s rugged plateau is the new «Fiore di pietra» (stone flower). The building was created by the famous architect Mario Botta. Two restaurants flooded with light and a conference room with magnificent mountain views provide the ideal setting for fine dining, unforgettable family celebrations and exceptional corporate events. Since 1890, a rack railway has provided transport along a picturesque nine-kilometre stretch of mountain scenery carrying passengers from Capolago on Lake Lugano to the mountain summit at 1,704 m altitude. Monte Generoso offers visitors plenty of opportunities for relaxing strolls, more demanding hikes and for delving into history.

Camping Monte Generoso is located in a beautiful and shady natural park on an area of about 20'000 m² on the shore of Lake Lugano (270 m.a.s.l.) in the municipality of Melano. It is an ideal vacation resort for water sports fans and for outdoor recreation. 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.

We are at the beginning of a long journey, that nowadays is fundamental: sustainability is an integral part of Monte Generoso’s corporate. It is not just a commitment; it is part of Monte Generoso’s corporate culture.

«Cause We Care» Measures

Installation of solar panels for power supply in Capolago

Monte Generoso has installed solar panels on an area of 161.5 m2. The solar cells are estimated to generate 31,740 kWh/year. Already in the first month of implementation, the solar panels saved 675.06 kg of CO2 emissions, which in turn is the equivalent of 20.15 trees planted.

Replacement of the heating system at the Monte Generoso campsite (planned for 2022)

By renewing the heating system of the Monte Generoso campsite, the aim is to achieve greater energy efficiency and thus reduce CO2 emissions.

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