Monte Brè

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Monte Brè
Monte Bre.jpg
View of Monte Brè with Lake Lugano and the village of Brè (right).
Highest point
Elevation 925 m (3,035 ft)
Prominence 135 m (443 ft) [1]
Isolation 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi)
Coordinates 46°0′30.81″N 8°59′11.3″E / 46.0085583°N 8.986472°E / 46.0085583; 8.986472Coordinates: 46°0′30.81″N 8°59′11.3″E / 46.0085583°N 8.986472°E / 46.0085583; 8.986472
Monte Brè is located in Switzerland
Monte Brè
Monte Brè
Location in Switzerland
Location Ticino, Switzerland
Parent range Lugano Prealps
Easiest route Hike or ride Monte Brè funicular

Monte Brè (925 m) is a small mountain east of Lugano on the flank of Monte Boglia (1,516 m) with a view of the bay of Lugano and the Pennine Alps and the Bernese Alps. It is considered one of the sunniest points in Switzerland.

Since 1912, the Monte Brè funicular has led from Lugano Cassarate to Monte Brè.

Brè Village[edit]

Aerial recording of Monte Brè

The village of Brè (800 m; population 300) lies on the eastern slope of Monte Brè and is connected to Lugano by bus service.

The village shows the typical Ticinese architectural style. The traditional communal washing fountain or "Lavatoio" is still preserved. In the center of the old village is the "Path of Art" with notable artists.

The Wilhelm Schmid Museum was the residence of the artist (1892–1971) and today contains a collection of his works. Schmid was the only Swiss painter of the northern Magical Realism style.

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  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps and Google Earth. The key col is located near Brè at 790 metres.

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