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Switzerland from Generoso summit
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trenino sul monte Generoso
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Lago di Lugano dal Monte Generoso
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Vetta del Monte Generoso
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Monte Generoso
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Antenna sul Generoso
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pendici del monte Generoso
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Italy border on Generoso summit
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vetta del Monte Generoso
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trail to Generoso summit
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