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Monte San Salvatore, Lugano

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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. Plan your visit to Monte San Salvatore and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Lugano vacation route planner.
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  • Lugano is easily accessible by train. The ascent on foot is quite steep – who can run well, he is recommended. We then ran down to Morcote. Also this descent is steep and needs a good balance is but safe. Really great panoramic view. If Lugano - then San Salvatore.
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  • Take the very steep funicular up to the restaurant. There's a convenient path leads in 5 minutes to the chapel at the Summit. Behind this stairs lead up to a large terrace where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Lake ... really awesome ... in my opinion the most beautiful view of Lugano!
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  • A trip to the San Salvatore is highly recommended during a stay in Lugano. You can't get anywhere else so great views. Very friendly restaurant!
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