Like the Sugar Loaf Mountain for Rio de Janeiro, Monte San Salvatore is a striking landmark for Lugano. The mountain rises majestically above the city and offers a fantastic view of Lake Lugano, the Po Valley and the Savoy and Swiss Alps.
From the top of the church and the Capodoro terrace, you can enjoy an overwhelming 360° panoramic view.
A funicular railroad runs from the suburb of Paradiso in Lugano to the mountain peak at 912 m. From the top station, you can reach the viewing platform at the chapel on the summit in just 10-15 minutes on foot.
Hike through picturesque chestnut forests to Morcote
From the summit of San Salvatore, a hiking trail leads down to Carona or to Pazzallo and Paradiso. This path crosses an intact and relaxing natural landscape and offers magnificent panoramic views from various vantage points.
The shady paths wind gently down the slope and offer breathtaking views of Lake Lugano and the surrounding mountains. Along the way, you will come across charming villages where time seems to stand still and you can experience the authentic Ticino way of life.
The hike is a perfect combination of nature experience and cultural enjoyment, as you not only discover the beauty of nature, but also the rich history and culture of the region.
A nature trail along the ridge is suitable for everyone, especially families and school classes. It not only offers breathtaking views, but also a fascinating encounter with the wonders of nature that arouse the curiosity and wonder of onlookers.
For those with a sporty and adventurous streak, who also have the appropriate equipment, there is the opportunity to test their climbing skills on the “via ferrata”.
Video San Salvatore – Morcote, through nature and culture
Let Monte San Salvatore amaze you: it will treat you with splendid views over the region and beautiful walks…