The Sugarloaf Mountain of Switzerland.
It is a destination that can satisfy everybody’s needs and desires: gourmets, sports enthusiasts, culture and nature lovers will live on the Monte San Salvatore unique and unforgettable emotions.
Various hiking trails offer the opportunity to discover unspoiled nature and it is possible to experience the thrills of climbing on the “Via Ferrata”.
On Monte San Salvatore there is even space for culture: the Museum San Salvatore hosts a precious collection of rare religious art, illustrating the history of the Confraternity over the centuries, an exhibition dedicated to rocks, minerals, fossils and speleology of the region and the history of the lightening research centre with the historical significance of storms. There is also the possibility to combine work and relaxation. The two multi-use rooms can host from 6 to 100 people.
The cable railway is at 500 metres form the Lugano-Sud motorway exit and 5 minutes away from the Paradiso railroad station; it has a convenient car park and you can reach the summit in just 10 minutes. It runs from morning to late afternoon, from March to November, with trips every 30 minutes. In summer the last trip is at 11.00 p.m.
Ristorante Vetta offers a beautiful panoramic terrace, the ideal place to sit down and dine surrounded by a breathtaking landscape. The restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere and its cuisine, mostly Mediterranean, is perfect for warm summer days: Vetta truly is an oasis of peace only a stone throw away from downtown Lugano.
From the summit you can descend on foot, along a path leading to Ciona (Carona). Moreover, taking the excursionist paths of the area, you can enjoy all the peculiarities of mountain slopes walking through uncontaminated and regenerating areas.
You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy the via ferrata on Monte San Salvatore. The route takes you across the north west rock face, with an elevation gain of around 150 metres. The via ferrata is over 250 meters long and is quite challenging: those who decide to try it need to be in good shape. The climb is fun and varied and its exceptional position offers amazing views.
16.03 - 03.11.2019 Tourism poster exhibition
16.03 - 03.11.2019 Photo exhibition at the Restaurant Vetta San Salvatore
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11.01.2020 - 08.03.2020:
Possibility of combined ticket for CHF 30.- including Swissminiatur, Alprose Chocolate Museum and Risalita Monte San Salvatore. Every weekend from the 11th January to the 8th March 2020, if you visit one of the three activities, you can buy a voucher at only CHF 30.- to visit all three attractions by the 8th March 2020.
16.03 - 03.11.2019
07.12.2019 - 08.03.2020
Open all days
04.11 - 06.12.2019
closed for revision
07.12 - 15.12.2019
Saturday and Sunday only
21.12.2019 - 06.01.2020
11.01 - 08.03.2020
Saturday and Sunday only