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Since 1890 la Funicolare Monte San Salvatore bring from Paradiso to paradise! Symbol of Lugano, also known as the Sugarloaf Mountain of Switzerland, Monte San Salvatore offers an interesting 360° view of the lake and the city of Lugano, but also of the Alpine peaks.
The funicular is located in Paradiso, 500 m from the motorway exit of Lugano Sud and 5 minutes from the Paradiso-Lugano railway station, and with a comfortable panoramic trip takes you to the top in just 12 minutes.
Monte San Salvatore not only offers stunning panoramic views, but also numberless trails for hikers, nature trails, the via ferrata, culture and gastronomy.
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Funicolare Monte San Salvatore
Via delle Scuole 7
+41 91 985 28 28
Fax +41 91 985 28 29
Open all year
Winter season 2022/23 (open on weekends and public holidays): 03.12.2022 – 05.03.2023
Summer season (open every day): 11.03 – 05.11.2023
Winter season 2023/24 (open on weekends and public holidays): 02.12.2023 – 07.01.2024
The rooms host a precious collection of rare religious art, an exhibition dedicated to rocks, minerals, fossils and speleology of the region and the history of the lightening research centre.
A proposal that allows you to reach the south side of this intriguing and varied peninsula, to visit the scenic San Grato Park, to continue towards Alpe Vicania until Morcote.
Discover the fascinating wonders of the nature of Monte San Salvatore, located few steps away form the city.