Mount Sighignola is a mountain of the Lugano Prealps and is not too far from Como Lake. At Mount Sighignola there’s this place named “Balcone d’Italia” which is actually a huge balcony (panoramic terrace) built on the top of Mount Sighignola at the border between Italy and Switzerland.

The view is simply breathtaking! Looking out from the balcony you can enjoy the amazing view on the very steep side of the mountain which falls straight 1000 meter down into Lake Ceresio (Lugano) and, on clear days, it is possible to admire the alpine peaks over 4000 m high of Monte Rosa 4.634 m and Monte Cervino (Matterhorn) 4.478 meters.

Sighingola is a popular destination for a half-day trip for the locals and on the way back to Lake Como, through Val d’Intelvi and its villages, there’s a lot of restaurants were you can have a traditional local Italian lunch in good company.

We at Lake Como Tours are more than happy to arrange a Tour for you or your family and show you what the mountain has to offer and make sure you get a taste of the local food.

Mount Sighignola
View from Mount Sighignola (Picture from my friend Valeria)