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May 2nd - October 31st, 2015

Visit this year’s world exposition while sleeping in Lugano and take a short trip to the fair ground.
Lugano Bus Terminal and Railway Station, and thus Hotel Federale, is at only 40 bus driving minutes from the fair ground.

The theme of the world exposition is of crucial importance during the next few decades, as world population is set to grow faster and faster. ” Feeding the planet Energy for life “ Visit the pavillons of different countries and see and discover how each country accesses the challenges and look for solutions for yourself as well.



Buy online bus only transportation to fair ground, or bus + admission ticket to exposition

Swiss Pavillon at Milano Expo 2015

Swiss Pavillon at Milano Expo 2015

Lugano Servizi daily bus services and ticketing to Expo Milano 2015

Lugano Servizi daily bus services and ticketing to Expo Milano 2015

Hermann Hesse Lugano Montagnola

Hermann Hesse Museum

Museo open on Saturday & Sunday from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm (November – February) . Sunday readings from 4.00 pm, only from June to October

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.

Hotel Federale Lugano  LAC  Lugano arte e Cultura Giancarlo Olgiati Danna Olgiati Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati collezione

Olgiati Art Collection – PINK

March 6th - June 7th, 2015

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.

Hotel Federale Lugano - LAC  Lugano arte e Cultura - Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati collezione - Free admittance

Hotel Federale Lugano – LAC Lugano arte e Cultura – Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati collezione – Free admittance

Botanischer Garten San Grato

San Grato Botanical Park

Open from February to November

The park, with its 62.000 square metres, has the greatest collection of azaleas, rhododendrons and conifers of the whole Insubric Region, in terms of variety and quantity.

Flora, theme walks, excursions, labyrinth, restaurant, playground, panorama and relax. The San Grato Botanical Park lies between Monte San Salvatore and Monte Arbostora, approximately 10 km from Lugano at an altitude of about 690 m S/m, with an exceptional panorama across the immediate surroundings over the peaks of the alpine chain

Early spring is the most beautiful season to visit this botanical park

More information on the botanical park:
Public transport to Carona Paese:

Giro d'Italia - Tappa a Lugano al 27 maggio

Giro d’Italia 2015 – Stage in Lugano – May 27

May 27th & 28th 2015

The 27th stage of the Giro d’Italia 2015 will take the best cicling professionals on a 136 km route from Tirano to Lugano. The following day, they will all depart from Melide (a village near Lugano) and have 172 km ride back into Italy to Verbania.
We look forward to welcoming you to our city along lakeshore of Lake Lugano, and our Hotel Federale being located in the center of the Lugano, we are very conveniently located if you wish to follow the stars from very close.

More information @ Gazzetta dello Sport

Cantine aperte Hotel Federale Lugano

Winery open days

May 30 & 31, 2015

It’s wine tasting time again !
Ticino wineries open their doors to the curious and wineloving people from all over the world. On Saturday May 30 and Sunday May 31, from 10am to 6pm, visit as many wineries as you would like and listen to the owning family members or to the oenologist what wonderful stories they have to tell you.
One special winery is very close to our Hotel Federale: family Lisetta and Niccolò Lucchini dreamt of a wineyard close to the city. They have passion, they met a passionate architect who built them a extraordinary building and with them works a professionist and as passionate as well oenologist to create some spectacular wines and sparkling wine.
Visit Fattoria Moncucchetto, at only a few uphill walking minutes from Hotel Federale.

More informations about the whole event and all wineries:
More informations about Fattoria Moncucchetto:

Have a nice time in Lugano

Salute (don't over enjoy)

Alla vostra salute (con moderazione)

Moon and Stars 2014
Piazza Grande Locarno

Moon and Stars 2015

July 8 to 18, 2015, Locarno

Moon and Stars outdoor Concerts on Piazza Grande in Locarno from July 08 July 18, 2015

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 your well deserved sleep.

The Programm:

July 8th Sam Smith & John Legend;  July 10th Roxette;  July 12th Santana & Gianni Nannini;  July 13th Stromae & Rae Morris;  July 14th Lenny Kravitz; July 15th Bob Dylan & Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals; July 16th Marina And The Diamonds & Ella Henderson;  July 17th Swiss music night with Stress, Lo & Leduc, and Pegasus;  July 18th Litfiba & special guest Anastacia

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

More information on programme and ticket purchase:

Hotel Federale Lugano Estival Jazz Lugano 2015 Estivaljazz Lugano 2015 Piazza Riforma Lugano

Lugano Estival Jazz 2015

July 9 to 11, 2015, Lugano

Open Air, Free concerts
Lugano on main square Piazza della Riforma on July 09 through 11, 2015
Reachable on foot from Hotel Federale within 3 minutes

Hotel Federale train station convenient

International Film Festival of Locarno

From August 5 to August 15, 2015

Special train timetable until late at night from Locarno to Lugano

More information about the Festival:

Official Awards Ceremony 2014


F1 Grand Prix of Italy (Monza) 2015

September 4th, 5th & 6th, 2015

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