Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse Museum

Museo open daily from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm (March 1st – October 31st,  2014) . Sunday readings from 4.30 pm

The museum is in Montagnola, just a few minutes bus ride from Lugano.

Museum: The Hermann Hesse Museum was established in the rooms of the Torre Camuzzi, in Montagnola, Switzerland in 1997. This ancient tower is part of the picturesque Casa Camuzzi where Hermann Hesse lived between 1919 and 1931. From his apartment, he had a marvellous view overlooking the lake of Lugano.

Walking tour ”Following the trail of Hermenn Hesse”. On the occasion of the opening of the Museum, the Town Council of Collina d’Oro set up a footpath which takes to Hesse’s favourite places, passing by the houses where he lived, and ending to the  cemetery where he is buried.

Estival Jazz in Lugano near to Hotel Federale Lugano

Lugano Estival Jazz 2014

Open Air, Free concerts
Lugano on main square Piazza della Riforma on July 10 through 12, 2014
Reachable on foot from Hotel Federale within 3 minutes


International Film Festival of Locarno

From August 6 to August 16, 2014

Special train timetable until late at night from Locarno to Lugano

Olgiati Art Collection
Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati Lugano

Olgiati Art Collection

Until June 22nd, 2014

The collection was born in the early ’60s, when Giancarlo Olgiati, as a young lawyer, began his adventure in the universe of contemporary art. In 1985 he was joined by his wife, Danna, Italian galery owner and specialist of Futurist movement.

Where: -1, Lo Spazio on the lakefront of Lugano

When: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday – from 11:00 to 18:00. Free admission.



F1 Grand Prix of Italy (Monza)

September 5th, 6ht & 7th, 2014

The circuit is at a mere 80km from Lugano-enjoy a very exhiting weekend in Lugano and travel to Monza on Sunday morning.

Moon and Stars 2014
Piazza Grande Locarno

Moon and Stars ’14

Moon and Stars outdoor Concerts on Piazza Grande in Locarno from July 10 July 19, 2014

Sleep in Lugano and use local TILO trains to take you back home safely after long concert and event hours. Our hotel is located just next to Lugano railway station, so it will only take 2-3 walking minutes to reach you well deserved sleep.

The Programm:

July 10 Laura Pausini;  July 11 Udo Lindenberg;  July 12 Bligg;  July 14 Dolly Parton;  July 15 Jack Johnson;  July 16 James Blunt;  July 17 Negramaro;  July 18 Backstreet Boys;  July 19 Sunrise Avenue

Reserve now your room while rooms are still available and at reasonable prices !!