Monte San Salvatore, Lugano

4.7
Lookout · Mountain
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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  • The museum, the view from the top and walking trails on the way back from the mountain to Lake. May have your breakfast in the restaurant with a great view.  more »
  • first thing to do in Lugano. Please take 2-3 houts to do this excursion. The view from the summit is incredible, certainly the best of the region  more »
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  • Amazing hike and great place for lunch
  • Breathtaking views ❤️
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