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Stand on the top of Lugano at Monte San Salvatore for panoramic views of the city and the calm blue lake surrounding it. To reach the top, hike or hop on the funicular, which operates seasonally. Stop for a bite at the restaurant at the summit to take advantage of the impressive views from the veranda. You'll find the best vistas from the top of the church, but it's a significant climb. Information tablets identify the surrounding mountains, so you'll be able to tell when you're looking at the legendary Matterhorn. Open seasonally, please check website for up-to-date information and departure location. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Monte San Salvatore and many more Lugano attractions: make an itinerary online using Klarna Trips Lugano road trip planning site.
Monte San Salvatore reviews
The base of the hike is easy to access by walking from downtown Lugano or by taking a bus. The hike is somewhat challenging as it is mainly stairs from the base to the top and it takes around 1 hour..... more
The base of the hike is easy to access by walking from downtown Lugano or by taking a bus. The hike is somewhat challenging as it is mainly stairs from the base to the top and it takes around 1 hour..... more »
The mountain itself is amazing. The view over Lugano is probably the best you can have. Unfortunately the train company is very disorganized. When we wanted to go down we missed a train because it...
The mountain itself is amazing. The view over Lugano is probably the best you can have. Unfortunately the train company is very disorganized. When we wanted to go down we missed a train because it... more »
If you really want to get the beat views and lovely scenery this is the must cost while you are around lake Lugano it’s magnificent at day and night with all the bright lights
If you really want to get the beat views and lovely scenery this is the must cost while you are around lake Lugano it’s magnificent at day and night with all the bright lights more »
Just beautiful! Amazingly quiet above the city of Lugano. Easily accessible by funicular with variable opportunities to enjoy the view on all sides of the mountain top. A children’s treasure hike with perfect signing. Only accessible on foot, but motivating for children to walk and enjoy while learning facts about the surrounding nature. Great place to witness the sunset even on a misty winter day.
Beautiful view. Can go via funicolare or hiking. Both are fun. Hiking trail becomes slippery during snowfall otherwise it is awesome.
Although the funicular ride is a bit pricey (26 CHF per person, 2-way ticket), it's absolutely worth it. The views are amazing and there's a restaurant up there (we didn't try it as we had just had breakfast at our hotel) and some hiking trails, but also a nice paved trail that goes up to a church with a gorgeous panoramic view of the region, and it's fairly easy to do (not wheelchair friendly, but elderly people with good mobility won't find it too hard, I think). The toilets were also clean.
One of the highlight in Lugano. Walked from Ciona parking up to San Salvatore. Lovely walk throught the forrest. The view on top has 360 views over Lake Lugano and on the west you can see Monte Rosa peak with Glaciers. The view of San Salvatore at sunset is great from Monte Bre
Nice view, even in foggy it is a beauty. Up and down by the cable train is very fast
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