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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.

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:


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.

StraLugano 2015 a Lugano

StraLugano September 26 & 27, ’15

September 26 and 27, 2015


Here comes the 10th edition of StraLugano, running competition, over different lenght of courses.

Different courses for different runners: we start in the evening of Saturday with the FluoRun; then on Sunday morning the 10 km CityRun and in the afternoon the KidsRun.
Don’t miss out on the Handbike Run and on the top Panoramic Run of 30 km.

All Info about the races and the event in general:

Why would you stay at Hotel Federale: our location is at only a few walking minutes from the Starting point.
If you participate at the races, on Sunday you can do a late check out and shower after the competition either in your room or in our Sauna. If you reach Lugano by car, you can leave your car in our garage until after the competition.

We wish you fun !

Hotel Federale Lugano

Hotel Federale Lugano


Autumn Festival in Lugano

From October 2nd to 4th, 2015

Since ever, the first week-end of october is dedicated to the beginning of autumn and in Lugano we celebrate it with a festival in the street and piazzas of the city
Everything is very close and all can be reached on foot from Hotel Federale.

Gianetti day maglietta

Cicling Day – Gianetti Day

October 3rd & 4th

Cicling fun for the whole family !!

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