Monte San Salvatore, Lugano

4.7
#2 of 20 in Nature in Canton of Ticino
Mountain · Lookout
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 walked to the top in about 1.45 starting from Lugano city center. First u Walk along the lake till the fountain then straight up the road for about 500m. It is then well indicated with the yellow.....  more »
  • This mountain is one of the attraction we visited during our trip to Lugano. The funicular was amazing and had quite an steep inclination giving us goose bumps on the second ride. The first ride was.....  more »
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  • Amazing hike and great place for lunch
  • Breathtaking views ❤️

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