Monte San Salvatore, Lugano
Photo Source: Denis Bulichenko

Monte San Salvatore, Lugano

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The Monte San Salvatore (912 m) is a mountain in the Lepontine Alps above Lake Lugano and the city of Lugano in Switzerland. The Monte San Salvatore funicular links the city with the summit of the mountain. The village on top of its peaks, Carona, is a popular destination to enjoy views over Lake Lugano and to walk through the exotic plants and flowers of Parco San Grato.

  • A fairly interesting location but lacking attractive features for tourist and for photographers.
  • Visibility to the sunset is somewhat limited and the best moment might be blocked by the mountain ranges.
  • A funicular takes you to the peak of the mountain.
  • Only a handful of visitors throughout the day as the funicular ride controls the amount of people at the peak.
Monte San Salvatore, Lugano
Photo Source: The Sunset Blog

Location of the Sunset