Monte San Salvatore, Lugano

4.7
#2 of 24 in Nature in Canton of Ticino
Lookout · Mountain
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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 Inspirock's Lugano road trip planning site.
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  • We arrived around 7PM for the sunset and dinner. If you have dinner reservations you get the best discount. You do get a discount with the Ticano and Swiss Travel Pass too. If I had to choose... 
    We arrived around 7PM for the sunset and dinner. If you have dinner reservations you get the best discount. You do get a discount with the Ticano and Swiss Travel Pass too. If I had to choose...  more »
  • We went up with cable car in the evening and it wasn't packed. Weather quite cool at 900 m. At 11 am the car was fully packed. 
    We went up with cable car in the evening and it wasn't packed. Weather quite cool at 900 m. At 11 am the car was fully packed.  more »
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  • Beautiful. Yes, it is pricey up there. But it is worth it. Views are amazing!
  • Beautiful view. Hike down rocky and tough on the knees

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