San Salvatore – Attractions

Museo di Speleologia del San Salvatore:the museum of San Salvatore is located on top of the mountain and opened in 1999. The museum used to be a hospice for pilgrims and the poor. Now it reveals the religious story of the brotherhood and also hosts an exhibition dedicated to the rocks and fossils found in the region as well as an astronomical observatory. The museum hosts an exhibition of sacred art, with ancient relics of the history of the Archfraternity of Good Death and Prayer named “Santa Marta”. There are also room dedicated to rocks, minerals, fossils and the caving of the region, the history of the lightning research center with the historical significance of thunderstorms. Also, there is a church above the museum with a panoramic terrace.

Hiking and Panorama: from Monte San Salvatore is possible to start many excursions. Monte San Salvatore has 6 caves, including the historical treasure cave (Tesuron), the first of the cadastre of Ticino, inextricably linked to myth and legend.

We recommend to take the hiking trail which starts at the train station of Paradiso (282 meters above sea level) and goes up to Pazzallo (448 m). At the beginning of the trail you will walk  through the forest and later, in the area Morchino, walk up a stairway which parallels the line of the funicular up to the intermediate station. (source: Monte San Salvatore.ch)        The path that continues towards the peak of the mountain (912 meters above sea level) goes through a wooden area, going along Monte San  Salvatore and ends nearby the Museum. Source: Monte San Salvatore.ch

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