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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great finicular, change in the middle, with good views when you get to the top. Good viewing points. Childrens play area with tables. Good restaurant with inside and outside seating. Great views from here enjoying some good food and drinks.

Thank John A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We used our Ticino card to get a discount for the funicular. Once arriving at the top there is a short hike up to the chapel. Go around the back of the chapel to a set of stairs that will allow you to view the...More

1  Thank Genvieve
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had planned this excursion before leaving Australia and were fortunate enough to have great weather (late August). We walked from Lugano to Paradiso to catch the funicular and that in itself was very good. Most of the route was alongside the lake and was...More

Thank Feetfirst60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Monte San Salvatore has one of the most beautiful views I have ever seen. We rode the funicular to the top and ate at the restaurant for lunch. The view of the lake and mountains was truly amazing. Pictures do not do it justice!

1  Thank jennschneider79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beyond the panoramic views of Lake Lugano, Lake Cerisio and the Swiss and Savoy Alps, this funicular ride to the top of Monte San Salvatore was so much more than I anticipated. Easy marked nature trails and placards detail the funicular’s history as well as...More

1  Thank HBSnowFlower
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Is Monte Salvatore offering the most spectacular views of all mountains in Switzerland? There are certainly several peaks competing for this title, but Monte Salvatore with its views of the lakes, mountains, valleys, cities and villages in Ticino and the North of Italy is certainly...More

1  Thank Dan R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the view from monte san salvatore is absolutely amazing. One can reach to the top by taking funicular. Once on top, there is a restaurant, a gardan and terrace to enjoy the view of surrounding lake and city. There is 15min exertion to mountain top...More

Thank Usman K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The easy way to reach Monte San Salvatore is by the Funicolar, a steep ride of approximately 10 minutes. A return ticket is 30 Swiss franc, which I think is rather pricey. Meanwhile the visit to this mountain top is very pleasant with stunning views...More

Thank Lene R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Trip is amazing with sleep funicular and 360 views of Italy and Ticino region in Switz. Do not miss the church and top of the church for amazing views.

Thank Sanjeev A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was doubtful about if it was necessary or not to get on top of Monte San Salvatore, but now I am so happy I got there! There are many belvederes across the mountain, but the most impressive view is the rooftop terrasse of a...More

Thank Tommy T
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July 10, 2018|
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Response from MonteSanSalvatore | Property representative |
Hello, the ticinocard gives u discount for sure i do not know how much. The hike from paradiso takes about 2 hours on a nice hiking path, in the middle of the forest. Enjoy!
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