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Monte San Salvatore

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Address: Lugano, Switzerland

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Breathtaking view from a mountain that resembles that of Rio de Janeiro (sugarhut)

Monte Salvatore is unique. Already the small train that brings you up to the top is a wonderwork. It is so steep that you wonder how this train could be built years ago. (Now it's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
Elisabetta R
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Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland

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Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Monte Salvatore is unique. Already the small train that brings you up to the top is a wonderwork. It is so steep that you wonder how this train could be built years ago. (Now it's absolutely new and secure). The restaurant has a small menu but the meals are excellent and the service is more than good. The view from... More 

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Gastonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We were on a tour of Switzerland with Tauck, and had a whole free day to ourselves. We did some research on TripAdvisor to see the best attractions in Lugano and decided to take the funicular up Montesan Salvator. What a great decision. The views were spectacular. It was a bit cloud so we couldn't see the Matterhorn as others... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I decided to hike up rather than spend the astronomical amount for the Funicular. If you're up for the hike (around 2:45minutes) then I would recommend it! There are so many incredible look out points and it's nice to hike up at your own pace. When you get to the top there is a restaurant (expensive) with amazing views. If... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

If you are in Lugano you have to go on top of Monte San Salvatore and enjoy the magnificent views. It's a short trip with the funicular and then you have to also climb for 5 minutes on foot. It's a very easy hike even for a family with small children.

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Weston-super-mare
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Excellent views but would like to go again on a less hazy day. OK if you have the time but not worth making a special trip to travel on the funicular

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Caloundra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We travelled by ferry from the centre of Lugano to Paradiso. We did make a genuine mistake and missed the first exit at this stop so enjoyed over an hour cruising on the lake for CHF 2 each. Luckily for us the ferry returned to Paradiso just before returning to the starting point. So, after we disembarked here we walked... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We took the funicular to the summit and the had to climb about 50 steps to have the better views. There is a restaurant on top.

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delhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

a must visit in lugano ..one of the best mountain peaks in switzerland that I have seen. the funicular train journey makes you feel like a kid and the restaurant on top serves awesome food

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I only had the morning to kill in Lugano before I was catching a train to Zurich, so I caught the train 1 stop to Paradiso, then the funicular up to Monte San Salvatore. There's plenty of mountain tops to explore in Switzerland, but this was one of the better ones I've visited. The best views are from the platform... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Great view, Don't miss the terrace on the church! OK restaurant with nice staff! A tip: after the trip to San Salvatore, leave the car on parking at te bottom station and go for ship cruise on the lake.

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Address: Address: Lugano, Switzerland
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Lugano

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