Father’s Day in March – Family trip

March 1st to 31st, 2015

Hotel Federale Lugano city center

Easter in the city

April 3 - 6, 2015

Join us during this 1st festive days of 2015 !
Enjoy a wonderful time in the city center (just 3 walking minutes downhill from our hotel federale) and explore and discover entertaining activities for young and young at heart guests.

Every day from 11 am to 6.00 pm the Piazzas of the city are animated with a miriad of activities and will also have the opportunity of discovering and purchasing objects and products of the local tradition, exhibited on more than 100 stalls along the streets and piazzas.

Public free concerts:
Saturday April 4th, at 5.00 pm, Castagnola Philarmonic orchestra concert
Monday April 6th, at 10.30 am, Pregassona Philarmonic orchestra concert

More information at: www.luganoturismo.ch

Simpatico pensiero in stanza e domenica mattina a colazione per tutti gli ospiti del nostro Hotel Federale

Small gift in your room and on Sunday morning for breakfast to all guests of our Hotel Federale

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

La Bella Principessa by Leonardo Da Vinci

La Bella Principessa-Leonardo Da Vinci

March 21st to April 19th, 2015, Lugano

About La Bella Principessa painting

This little portrait made big news on October 13, 2009 when Leonardo experts attributed it to the Florentine Master based on forensic evidence.
Dr. Nicholas Turner, former Keeper of Prints & Drawings at the British Museum and an acquaintance of Silverman’s, brought the drawing to the attention of leading Leonardo experts Drs. Martin Kemp and Carlo Pedretti, among others. The professors felt there was evidence that this was an uncatalogued Leonardo

This painting is now on display in Lugano at Palazzo Civico until April 19th, 2015, every day except Mondays from 09.30am to 7.00 pm
Do not miss this unique chance to see on the masterpieces of Leonardo Da Vinci
5 walking minutes from Hotel Federale !

Palazzo Civico - Municipio - Rathaus - City Hall - Hôtel de Ville

Palazzo Civico – Municipio – Rathaus – City Hall – Hôtel de Ville

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Walking Lugano April 26, 2015

April 26, 2015

Popular walk along breathtaking routes, many participants and great organization.

The walks:
6.6 km Relax walk
10.6 km Panorama wal
15.6 km Fitness walk
18.6 km Challenge walk
8.2 km Lake & Walking (go to Melide by boat and walk back to Lugano)

More information

Stay at Hotel Federale Lugano

Stay at Hotel Federale Lugano

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: www.wanderland.ch
Public transport to Carona Paese: www.fahrplanfelder.ch

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

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: www.moonandstars.ch

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: www.pardolive.ch

Official Awards Ceremony 2014