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Address: Lugano, Switzerland

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Ride up, walk down

This place has the most fabulous 360 degree views of the area and is will worth the modest funicular fee to the top. Walking down again to Paradiso is a real experience. Very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Crete, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This place has the most fabulous 360 degree views of the area and is will worth the modest funicular fee to the top. Walking down again to Paradiso is a real experience. Very much a 'get away from it all' time after the 'buzz' around the hilltop restaurant area.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I live very next to San Salvatore and it is very easy for me to go up and find nice restaurant, great views of the lake! I definitively suggest an half day trip in Carona and the places around! Alberto

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I've heard it's better than Monte Bre (haven't tested that, though), so we chose this. We went up to the small church at the top to get the really dramatic views, and it was worth it. The service at the restaurant was ranging from the friendly to the horrendously miserable (funny, because it wasn't our waiter that was behaving like... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

it costs CHF 30.- per person to use the funiculare up to the top of San Salvatore (and CHF 15.- for 1/2 price train abo owners) The view is amazing and the restaurant is very good and prices are surprisingly modests! CHF 5.- for a pint of beer! During spring time, make sure you bing a windbreaker/light jacket even if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

it was a lovely clear sunny day when we were here the views of the lake and surrounding mountains were stunning lots of vantage points for photos including on top of the church roof at its highest point. nothing negative to say.

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Fribourg, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Going on this hill was probably the best part of our trip to Lugano - the view from up there is EXCEPTIONAL. Loved this place.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Monte San Salvatore is only opened till 2nd November in 2014 (for the funicular). Hence remember to check for opening timings else you will have to hike up. If you are driving, upon buying the tickets, do let the lady know so that you can pick up a parking coin (for exiting the carpark later). At the top, there's a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I ran the path up to the top today. The path is easy to follow. I ran in my race shoes, and that was a fail. The path is made for trail shoes og hiking boots. The first 2 km up is about 24% and the last km is a bit easyer. A beautiful path and a very nice view... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Spectacular panoramic view of the landscape of Lugano and a great view of the region. Very good experience with the funicular. Certainly worth it!

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La Rochelle, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Took the funicular from Paradiso on the last day it was running this year, so got reduced price ticket and musical entertainment at the restaurant at the top of Monte San Salvatore. The views from the restaurant veranda were fantastic, but even better, and well worth it, were the views after a steep climb to the top of the church.... More 

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