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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took the Funicolare - spectacularly steep trip up and down (12 min each way). Easy paths, history and educational sites up there combined with great all round views and facilities. A real must go.

Thank Kerstin K
Reviewed 3 days ago

The service was a bit mixed but friendly - but this is a wonderful experience which visitors to Lugano should not miss. We visitThe funicular railway trip to the San Salvatore summit is an experience in itself and the views from the top are incredible....More

Thank RevdIain
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Simply take the funicular to the top, from Paradiso. This is a perfect small trip for those lazy tourists who want the views without doing the hike!

Thank john k
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The view on top was spectacular, however the funicular is not child friendly. The funicular operator treated us like as if we were not welcome because we had a baby pram with us. The funicular had rubber bushes on the door which would come off...More

Thank Alan J
Reviewed 1 week ago

going up with a funicular to view the city and area from way up high. one can walk around and climb even higher for a better look around.

Thank letsgo58
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a lot of stuff at the top including a museum and nature trail. I disagree that it has to be a clear day, I went on a hazy cloudy day and it was perfect, much better than roasting in the sun.

1  Thank TheLongLongTrailer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a trip up to take in the views. Well worth it. Stunning panoramic views from platform at the top. Carriage runs on track from Paradiso every 30min. Parking available at the bottom for 5fr or alternatively there’s a municipal car park next door....More

Thank jimbobbradford
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great thing to do in Lugano. Its a ~2h hike up or you take the cable car, which takes roughly 30 min. The view up there is amazing on all the lakes around Lugano. There is even a restaurant up there where...More

1  Thank LovroS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take the funicular on top, and then one of the few pedestrian paths: we took the one to the church, where the picture was taken.

Thank Dominikas S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Catch the boat from Lugano front to Paradiso , lovely boat , lovely crew , then the funicular up to San Salvatore . Simply spectacular views of Lake Lugano , you can spend a couple of hours up here . Nice cafe but dangerously expensive...More

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11 July 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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