Panoramic Ferris Wheel on Lake Como (Lecco)

April to June 2017- Lecco, According to the Lecco city council website, a giant 30 meter high panoramic Ferris Wheel will be positioned along the lake in Lecco offering breath taking views of the Lake Como and the nearby Alps. Even at night, the wheel will offer spectacular night views.

Lecco already has one of the best vantage points for looking out to the lake. Up 30 meters, you’ll be able to see the town of Lecco below and in the distance, Bellagio, Mandello del Lario as far to Varenna and perhaps even to Colico and as far out to Switzerland. (Until I get up there, I won’t be able to tell you!)

Francesca Bonacina, Tourism Commissioner for Lecco said,”We have worked to bring this very popular national and international attraction to Lecco as an easy way for tourists, visitors and residents of Lecco to discover new views of the city and town centers.”

Opening Saturday, April 29 in Lecco at 2 pm  next to the war memorial along the lake in Lecco,  a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held inviting everyone to ride La Ruota delle Mereviglie, the Wheel of Wonders. First day entrance is free.

The H30 Wheel has visited many other cities in Italy, photo H30

Open

Open ’til end of  June
(day and night; times to be announced)

Tickets:
adults €5 ,
children 3-12 years old €4 ,
children 3 and under Free

Special discounts:

  • Every Wednesday 2 pm – 6 pm, children 10 and under ride free (one child per adult)
  • June 25 9.30 am – 12.30 pm children 10 and under ride free (one child per adult)
  • Discounts for tourists staying at local hotels and hospitality; ask your structure for a coupon.

The wheel

The H30 Wheel, 30 meters high, illustration H30

The mobile Ferris wheel is managed by H30 a family run company based in Novara, is one of a kind and has recently toured Italy beginning its tour in Turin and then continuing to other cities. The wheel has 18 cabins which hold 6 people each for a total of up to 108 passengers.
H30 guarantee the highest quality of technology and service maintenance for safety and and a fulfilling experience. The H30 site states “We offer quality, reliability and safety in the management and upkeep of the facility.
We have a full staff consisting of professional technicians and assembly workers seeing to the proper functioning of all aspects of the business.”  At night, there are 6,000 LED lights making the wheel magical.

Social Media Photo Contest

Post hashtag #LeccoPanoramica and win, photo H30

Send your best pics to the official Facebook page of Lecco’s mayor Virginio Brivio with the hashtag #LeccoPanoramica. The picture that gets the most likes will be awarded by the municipality.

 

Images above by H30 online photo Gallery

 

Celia Abernethy

Celia lives both on Lake Como and in Milan, Italy. She shares her discoveries of her travels and experiences in Italy and beyond, giving readers an insider’s view of what to do, where to go and how to do it in style. Contact: www.travelpostrepeat.com