Hermann Hesse Museum

January - December

From November to March museum open on Saturdays & on Sundays from 10.30am to 5.30pm
Sunday readings from 4.00 pm, only from June to October
From March to October open EVERY day, including Mondays and national holidays, from 10.30am to 5.30pm.

The museum is in Montagnola, just a few minutes bus ride from Lugano and from our Hotel Federale

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.

Programme 2017 (german & italian)

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


Longlake Summer Festival in Lugano starting June 28 until August 1st, 2017
A long list of events during July ending with the big fireworks show on August 1st, the national holiday of Switzerland.
Everyday one or more events, just have a look at the link to follow all happenings

Ticino Musica International Classic

July 17 - 30, 2016

International meeting of young musicians

Masterclasses 2017 of Ticino Musica will take place from 16 to 29 July.

Have a look at their homepage and decide which course you would like to take or prepare yourself for next years classes.

Psst….. a secret:
Hotel Federale is at only 7-8 walking minutes from Conservatorio di Lugano, so close enough to quickly reach your classes, but at the same time, far enough to take distance from a busy day you just had.

Have a look at our rates and insert the PromoCode : SECRET receive an additional 5% discount on our rates which are already better than on other online portals

Ticino Musica


International Film Festival of Locarno

From August 2 to August 12, 2017

Special train timetable until late at night from Locarno to Lugano

Sleep in Lugano at reasonable prices and enjoy the best Films on Piazza Grande square at the Festival in Locarno

More information about the Festival: www.pardolive.ch



Official Awards Ceremony 2014

Blues to bop Lugano 2017

August 25 - 28, 2016

24 – 27 August 2017

Come to Lugano and enjoy the last week-end of school holidays in Canton Ticino.

Come and listen to music, dance to the rhythms of blues to bop music and enjoy open air concerts free of charge in the squares of Lugano

Click here for the program

Autumn Festival in Lugano 2017

29 September – 1st October 2017

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.


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Jan 1 - Dec 31

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