EXPO MILAN 2015May 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.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF EXPO MILAN 2015 www.expo2015.org
OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF SWISS PAVILLON AT EXPO MILANO 2015
TRAVEL & TRANSPORT TO EXPO MILANO 2015 from Lugano
Buy online bus only transportation to fair ground, or bus + admission ticket to exposition
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.
Olgiati Art Collection – PINKMarch 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.
San Grato Botanical ParkOpen 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
Giro d’Italia 2015 – Stage in Lugano – May 27May 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
Winery open daysMay 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.
Have a nice time in Lugano
Moon and Stars 2015July 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.
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
F1 Grand Prix of Italy (Monza) 2015September 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.