Top 7 Things to do in Airolo, Switzerland

August 6, 2017 Jasper Kershner

Airolo (Airöö in its local dialect, Romansh:  Iriel (help·info)) is a municipality in the district of Leventina in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.
Restaurants in Airolo

1. Sasso San Gottardo

Gotthardpass, Airolo 6781, Switzerland +41 91 869 15 57
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4.5 based on 77 reviews

Sasso San Gottardo

Reviewed By TouristProtector - United Kingdom

Was expecting a quick call when we stumbled across this on a road trip. It has only been open a few months, hence the reason why I, a seasoned Swiss resident had not heard of it.
Entering a cold dark tunnel for 100m before rounding a bend and finding the ticket desk partly captures the unweary for what appears quite an expensive fee for a 'normal' Swiss attraction of 25chf per adult.
We took the plunge...and we're pleased we did. Over 2km of underground tunnels leading to gun emplacements, living quarters and a very techno exhibition. They certainly spent some money here. The guns are kept fully serviceable too. Only the Swiss!
Well worth a visit but tip of the trip... If possible do the gun part first and exhibition second, for most of you it would work best this way round. We discovered by luck as we were stuck a coach load of people heading into the exhibition so asked if we could do the guns first they let us. It was the best choice.
Note, it is cold and wet in much one the complex so tee shirt and shorts is not a recommendation even in summer (mind you it is closed in winter anyway).

2. Funicolare Ritom

Via Funicolare Ritom 3, Piotta 6776, Switzerland +41 91 868 31 51
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Funicolare Ritom

Reviewed By Francisco A - Granada, Spain

El funicular, que en un principio se instaló para el transporte de material de construcción de una electrica y al finalizar las obras, se acondicionó para el transporte de personas.

Teufelsbruecke, Andermatt 6490, Switzerland
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4.5 based on 142 reviews

Teufelsbrucke

Reviewed By TQ_Travel-Quest - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The weather was rough and we could observe neither view of the Devil's Bridge nor the surrounding scenery. Make sure you choose a clear-sky day! All what we could see was the large mountain drawing illustrating the story of the farmer, the devil and the goat.

4. Museo Nazionale del San Gottardo

Vecchia Sosta, Airolo 6780, Switzerland +41 91 869 15 25
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4.5 based on 40 reviews

Museo Nazionale del San Gottardo

Reviewed By puzzlebruce - Brisbane, Australia

We drove this pass on two separate day trips. The first, when we also did Furka Pass and Grimsel Pass, the second on our day trip (from Lugano) to Rhone Glacier. Like many of the other Swiss mountain passes, the scenery just keeps changing. My wife and became very boring continually saying ..... "just look at that view." For us, it had the fascination of watching a fire (always changing). We drive the St Gottard Pass from the south, so the first stunning views are as we drove up the steep mountain-side from Airolo - views back over Airolo and further south down the valley we had just driven up. There has been some great engineering in building these mountain passes. (We did this is September 2013)

5. St Gotthard Pass

Airolo, Switzerland
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

St Gotthard Pass

Reviewed By beetcanner - Southern Nevada

When driving the pass, stop for a restroom break. If you take the train, you see nothing but the blackness of the tunnel. Enjoyed clear skies and disturbingly warm temperatures with not a breath of wind. Surreal yet spectacular. The road is an engineering feat. Be sure to have a professional driver and not a texter/driving attempting to drive thru in a rental car.

6. Funivie Airolo

Casella Postale 145, Airolo 6780, Switzerland +41 91 873 80 40
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

Funivie Airolo

Airolo-pescium is a ski resort in tessin, Switzerland. Its position, just 200 m from the exit "airolo" on the swiss highway a2, makes the resort easily accessible both from Italy and Switzerland. The ski resort offers 30 km of slopes and paths for snowshoes. A big restaurant and a chalet welcome people for snacks and lunch. During the sommer the the resort is open for people loving walking, mountain biking or simply eating mountain genuine food!

Reviewed By M Shamim M - Zurich, Switzerland

It is a great place that you must visit. I was just amazed by the view. All natural views including mountain and nice alps. It's a great combination of mountain and white snow. I just loved it and I will go there again.

7. Museo Forte Airolo

Piazza d'armi, Airolo 6780, Switzerland
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5 based on 3 reviews

Museo Forte Airolo

Fort airolo is an old military fort of the gothard fortifications built between 1886 & 1892. the museum show the history, the armament of the fort and the life of the garnison. the costruction is erected mid of the military exercise place of airolo.

Reviewed By cafelat - Lugano, Switzerland

Si tratta di un forte in perfetto stato con un museo che riassume la storia del Gottardo, vi è una guida. La struttura del forte a "tartagura" è molto caratteristica

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