Monte San Salvatore, Lugano

4.7
#2 of 14 in Nature in Canton of Ticino
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. 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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  • A short ascent by cable car to reach the Summit of Mount San Salvatore. The panorama is extraordinary, more extensive than the mount Brè.
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  • Sunny and clear. We were lucky. Finish a day like at dinner on San Salvatore was the icing on the cake:-)
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  • Monte San Salvatore is an absolute must-see destination. Go up with the Naples, a few steps and already you can enjoy a wonderful view.
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  • What an amazing and magical place. One of the best attractions I had been visited. High recommended for Lugano visitors.
  • Very beautiful place. They start the trips at 0900 in the morning and last descent is at 1800. There is a restaurant and cafe at the top.
  • Nice panoramic view, historic pathway, good food.
  • Beautiful views here overlooking Lugano.. Must go! But it can get really chilly so bring a jacket along
  • Great view! Hiking path to Morcote is highly recommended.

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Picturesque Lugano is known for its deep blue bay and the palm tree-lined waterfront promenade--so it only makes sense to stay close to the heart of the city, the lake. Surrounding the bay are a number of mid-range to high-priced hotels and quaint bed and breakfasts. With such an emphasis on the lake, most of the high-rise hotels have arranged their rooms and balconies in such a way that everyone has a lake view. These waterfront hotels put Lugano a step above its neighboring contenders, outbidding them in style, natural beauty, and sophistication.
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