San Salvatore – pinnacle of enjoyment

Monte Brè (925 m) in the Ticino<br>Summit with panoramic view, reachable by funicular from Cassarate. View over Lake Lugano onto the town of Lugano and the Monte San Salvatore (912 m)

Monte Brè (925 m) in the Ticino
Summit with panoramic view, reachable by funicular from Cassarate. View over Lake Lugano onto the town of Lugano and the Monte San Salvatore (912 m)

Lugano & Ticino

Lugano & Ticino

San Salvatore

San Salvatore

Lago di Lugano, Società Canottieri Audax di Paradiso

Lago di Lugano, Società Canottieri Audax di Paradiso

Lugano and Lake Lugano from Monte Bre

Lugano and Lake Lugano from Monte Bre

Lugano

Lugano

Lugano, lido

Lugano, lido

Skatepark Lugano

Skatepark Lugano

San Salvatore und Bucht von Lugano

San Salvatore und Bucht von Lugano

Lugano, ex-palace

Lugano, ex-palace

Lugano - Ticino, Switzerland

Lugano - Ticino, Switzerland

Lugano, Piazza Riforma, Switzerland

Lugano, Piazza Riforma, Switzerland

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Lugano’s home mountain and pinnacle of enjoyment - that’s San Salvatore! The striking mountain south of the town boasts 360° views over the lake and environs, far south and to the high Alps in the west.

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Way back in the year 1200 pilgrims made their way up to the mountain summit on foot in order to pay their respects to the Son of God, who according to ancient legend took rest here afore his heavenly ascent. Since 1890 funicular rail has lent a hand with the 600 meter climb in altitude to the summit from Paradiso.

A particularly challenging via ferrata from the mid station, fossil and cave research museum, azalea gardens, Parco San Grato in Carona, as well as the notorious three-hour ridge hike to pretty Morcote, round up healthy adventure on the San Salvatore.

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Altitude: 912m
Accessibility:
From Lugano-Paradiso with funicular rail to Monte San Salvatore
View: Over the town of Lugano with Monte Brè, Lake Lugano, Monte Generoso, Monte San Giorgio, Monte Lema and Monte Tamaro – and Valais Alps with Monte Rosa in the west
Attractions: Nature trail from the summit to mid Pazallo station, San Salvatore museum (religious objects, minerals, lightening), via ferrata, Park San Grato (Carona), hikes through chestnut woods by the lake to Morcote.
Culinary aspects: Mediterranean cuisine
Overnight stays: Possible in Carona or Lugano
Groups: Restaurant Vetta: 200 places, Bakette up to 150 people; three meeting rooms for 20 up to100 people
Winter: Cableway and summit restaurant closed
Special comments: Pinnacle of enjoyment close to the pulsing town of Lugano

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Combined offer: journey using public transport and leisure offer (also for existing tickets) to San Salvatore – pinnacle of enjoyment



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