Monte San Salvatore, Lugano

4.7
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 finiculare ride is nice with a tram every 30 minutes. Once you go up the views are just breathtaking: 360 degrees of the different arms of the Lake and the city... an absolute must if you are in ...  more »
  • We recently spent a morning exploring San Salvatore. The views on a clear, sunny day were incredible, as we were ringed by mountains and snow capped peaks...stunning! I loves taking the funicular u...  more »
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  • Great views almost everywhere. Really worth visiting! Especially make sure you visit the roof of the church!
  • What a great view on the top of the church. There is also a good hiking trail to Ciona.
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