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Monte San Salvatore

Lugano, Switzerland
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Ranked #3 of 31 Attractions in Lugano
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The view was great - although you need good weather. Not too much to do while you are up there except get to the top of the tower and take pictures - unless you are a hiker and want to hike down.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Take the bus from Lugano to Paradiso and go up the cable car. Lovely view of the lake from the top and an old church to explore and the restaurant terrace to sit on. Walking down to Morcote took us longer then the time on the sign post and some of the sign posting on the way was confusing.

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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We took the funicular up the mountain, visited the museum and enjoyed the view, and then had lunch at the restaurant -- which proved to be a very nice meal with a fabulous view. Altogether, an experience that will not be forgotten.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Easily access by Funicular from Paradiso you get on the top of this mountain and get 360 degrees view of Lugano lake. Amazing. We went late afternoon 6pm and stayed over for dinner at the restaurant and watch changing of the lighting and incredible sunset. Food was very good accompanied by great piano/singer player. Unforgettable experience

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Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

San Salvatore is an absolute must, if you visit the italian part of Switzerland. The access from the railwaystation of Lugano is easy. Take Bus 2 to Paraiso. Get out in Gereta and walk to the station of the funicolare next to Ibis Hotel. In 15 minutes you are in the top and the view from there is gorgeous. Wall... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Nice view but it costs a mint, it's old, hot and cramped. You'll wait ages for tickets and longer for the funicular and when you do get up there you find.....nothing at the top....just rubble and sharp dangerous metal spikes and bars. Monte Bre has more to offer over all although the view is different.

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Olten, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Definitely "a must see" place, breathtaking view!!! We paid 14 chf with halbtax card for the two way ticket, and it was worth every franc.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The price up with the funicular railway is a bit pricey, but gosh so worth it! You wil see Lugano getting smaller and smaller as you go up the Monte. We walked down the mountain in the forest for about 2h30 by foot and could stop to watch Lugano from different angles. Very calm, lovely walk to do with your... More

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Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great place to see Lugano and Swiss Alps . Nice restaurant with views and food is delicious ( we had pasta and risotto , very tasty ) . There is museum San Salvatore small but nice ( art and objects of Arch confraternity of God , geology, ....) . The church roof offers a stunning panoramic view . There is... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

In my opinion, relax and enjoy the scenery but skip the food, if forced to pay for sitting down, just ask for coffee, the service is OK, but the expectation of tasty food is out of the window.

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