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Change of schedule and possible cancelled activities

Events, exhibitions, shows and entertainment activities may be postponed or even cancelled.

Given the ever-changing situation, we would advise you to always check opening times in advance as well as any restrictions applying to the event directly with the contact people indicated.

We do our best to keep you constantly updated but apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Hiking and Via Ferrata

From the mountain top, you can descend down along the hiking trails that lead to Ciona/Carona/Melide/Morcote or to Pazzallo and Paradiso. They wind their way through an unspoiled and regenerating landscape with several lookout points offering magnificent panoramic views. More experienced and braver mountain climbers, with the right equipment, will be tempted to climb the exclusive “via ferrata”.

The “Dolomite type” steel path of San Salvatore

The route takes you across the north-west rock face, covering an elevation gain of around 150 metres, left of the funicular track.
The route is over 250 metres long and is challenging; those who decide to try it need to be strong and in good shape. The climb is not a straight line, but is fun and varied and its exceptional position offers superb views.
A steep path leads from the intermediate funicular station (at Pazzallo) to the start of the via ferrata, requiring around 50 minutes. From the end of the via ferrata, you can choose whether to take the beautiful path down to Pazzallo, or climb on up to the summit, which takes around 20 minutes, to the funicular departure point.

Technical components of the San Salvatore steel path

Anchors: around 80 pieces, length 40 cm, diameter 20 mm. Made of STAINLESS STEEL; advantages: uniform strength and deformation, plus they do not deteriorate with exposure to the elements. Chemically bonded; advantage: greater duration since infiltration between anchor and rock is prevented.
Cable: approx. 250 metres, diameter 13 mm with breaking load 11000 kg.
Secured every 4-5 metres.
Steps: approx.60 pieces, diameter 20 mm. Made of STAINLESS STEEL.

Personal equipment

Harness, shock-absorbing lanyard with purpose-designed karabiners and a helmet.


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  1. Contact

    Scuola Svizzera di alpinismo
    c/o Massimo Bognuda
    Via Ghiringhelli 15
    6900 Lugano-Paradiso
    +41 79 740 39 80

    Sentieri escursionistici
    nei paraggi

  2. Notes

    Overcrowding with resulting risk of stonefall (helmet!), bad weather and storms.

  3. Prices

    We do not rent climbing equipment
    Price: CHF 15.00 (funicular ticket Paradiso-Pazzallo and San Salvatore-Paradiso)