Monte San Salvatore, Lugano

4.7
#2 of 23 in Nature in Canton of Ticino
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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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  • Do not forget your Ticino pass to get a nice price on the ride ! The view is fantastic and we also visited a museum on the top. Had a nice pick nick on available table on top. Had a superb view 
    Do not forget your Ticino pass to get a nice price on the ride ! The view is fantastic and we also visited a museum on the top. Had a nice pick nick on available table on top. Had a superb view  more »
  • Steep but fantastic walk up from Lugano - views open out superbly. Continue to top and then on to Morcote but path down is stepped at the end 
    Steep but fantastic walk up from Lugano - views open out superbly. Continue to top and then on to Morcote but path down is stepped at the end  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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