Hermann Hesse - Tessiner Landschaft - 1922 - Aquarelle

Hermann Hesse Museum

January - December

From March to October open EVERY day, including Mondays and national holidays, from 10.30am to 5.30pm.
Sunday readings from 4.00 pm, only from June to October
From November to February museum open on Saturdays & Sundays 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 2016 (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


La Bacchica 8-11 September 2016

September 8 - 11, 2016

City of good wine and folk traditions

Come and live in Lugano a week-end with good wine, good music and folk traditions. To top it all, on Sunday afternoon the march of folcloristic groups along lakeshore of Lugano, starting 2.30 pm.

Here is the programm (click on the picture)


Folcloristic march on Sunday September 11, starting 2.30 pm

Corteo / Umzug

Corteo / Umzug


Autumn Festival in Lugano

From September 30 to October 2, 2016

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.



OSI at the LAC

September 29, 2016 - June 1, 2017

OSI = Orchestra della Svizzera Italina = Orchester of the Italian speaking Switzerland
LAC = Lugano Art e Cultura (Konzertsaal)

Winter/Spring programm of concerts of OSI which will take place at LAC
The official programm at following link: Programma

Thursday 29 September 2016; @20:30 hours

Dir. Alain Lomboard

Direttore Alain Lombard

Daniel Müller-Schott

Solista Daniel Müller-Schott

Saturday 15 October 2016; @20:30 hours

Markus Poschner

Direttore Markus Poschner

Kathia Buniatishvili

Solista Kathia Buniatishvili

Thursday 10 November 2016; @20:30 hours

Direttore Vladimir Ashkenazy

Direttore Vladimir Ashkenazy

Solista Sunwook Kim

Solista Sunwook Kim


MASI LAC – Art Exhibition Paul Signac

September 4, 2016 - January 8, 2017

Paul Signac – Reflections on water
from September 4, 2016 to January 8, 2017

Lugano and its Art Museum of the Italian speaking Switzerland (MASI) dedicates this fall exposition to one of the major representative of art from the end of 19th Century and great precursor of modern painting: Paul Signac (1863-1935). You will be able to admire more than 140 art pieces, all held by private collectionists.
The Museum is at about 10 walking minutes Hotel Federale, at the end of Via Nassa
Opening hours of the exhibition:
Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00 am to 6.00pm; Thursday evening until 8.00pm
Monday: closed

Events in Lugano
Veranstaltungen in Lugano
Eventi a Lugano

Lugano Events Calendar

Jan 1 - Dec 31

Full calendar of upcoming events in Lugano

Hotel Federale Lugano Events

Events in Lugano
Veranstaltungen in Lugano
Eventi a Lugano

Film Festival Locarno 2016

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