is bordered by two pyramids which overhang the
magnificent Lake of Lugano: the Monte Brè
(923 m) in the east and the Monte San Salvatore
(912 m) in the south. Each of these summits can
be reached by an inclined railway.
The Funicolare Cassarate -Monte Brè is
composed of two separated funiculars. The first
section (Cassarate - Ruvigliana) was built in
1905. The length is very short, only 196 meters.
At Ruvigliana the passengers have to get out at
the top station, walk and cross the road Viganello
- Gandria to read the bottom station of the second
section just on the other side of the road. The
second section (Ruvigliana - Monte Brè)
is much longer (1403 meters) and very sinuous
with an intermediate stop at Aldesago.
From the summit of the Monte Brè, the eyesight
is splendid over the lake and the city of Lugano.
On the other side of the lake it is possible to
see the old funicular of Lanzio d'Intelvi after
the Italian border.