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Monte San Salvatore

Monte San Salvatore: Our most recommended tours and activities

Lugano: 3-Hour Monte San Salvatore Tour with Funicular Ride

1. Lugano: 3-Hour Monte San Salvatore Tour with Funicular Ride

Your guided excursion begins on the lakeshore, where you can take a look at some cultural and artistic sites, such as the LAC Lugano Arte Cultura and the Santa Maria degli Angeli Church. Then, make your way toward the funicular. The Gulf of Lugano is special for having 2 mountains that demarcate its borders: Monte Brè and Monte San Salvatore.  After reaching the top with the funicular, take in the breathtaking views. Enjoy some free time to explore and have a picnic before it’s time to ride the cable car back down, concluding the tour. During your time on the mountain, benefit from a discount at the panoramic restaurant and check out all of Monte San Salvatore's activities, sure to please gourmets, sports enthusiasts, and lovers of culture and nature. Head off on a variety of hiking trails, which provide the opportunity to discover truly unspoiled nature, or try your hand at climbing on the “Via Ferrata”. On Monte San Salvatore, there is even space for culture; the Museum San Salvatore is home to a precious collection of rare religious art. It also features an exhibition dedicated to rocks, minerals, and fossils, in addition to rooms that illustrate the history of the confraternity over centuries and the history of the lightning-research center, which sheds light on the historical significance of storms for the region.

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What people are saying about Monte San Salvatore

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 11 reviews

We started in the morning with some history from Lugano, courtesy of our guide, then the group walked towards the funicular area, we took the funicular to the top of San Salvatore. Awesome views!!. There is a monastery, now a museum and 2 restaurants where you can have lunch al fresco.

A recommended short tour, interestingly designed by our competent guide. Due to the participating nationalities, an agreement was reached on two additional languages in addition to Italian. We were very satisfied.

Superb tour of Lugano. Very nice guide speaking English and German very well and even French! The breathtaking view at the top of mount santo Salvatore I highly recommend this tour

Nice activity, with a magnificent panorama and a breathtaking view. I highly recommend.

Very interesting and the guide very friendly, it was a pleasure