Monte San Salvatore, Lugano

#2 of 22 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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  • Taking the famous funicular, one of the steepest in Switzerland, to the top of San Salvatore you can enjoy - dependeing on the weatherforcast - a fantastic overview.  more »
  • Must do/see in Lugano. Amazing panoramic views on Lugano and surroundings. You get to the top with a funicular that departs in Lugano Paradiso. It is centrally located and easily accessible by...  more »
  • Amazing hike and great place for lunch
  • Breathtaking views ❤️
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