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

MASI LAC – Art Exhibition Craigie Horsfield

March 11 - July 2, 2017

Craigie Horsfiled – Of The Deep Present
from March 11th to July 2nd, 2017

Lugano and its Art Museum of the Italian speaking Switzerland (MASI) dedicates this spring exposition to Craigie Horsfiled, born 1949 in Cambridge. It will be a very interesting exposition because  you will admire his many and various art pieces, inspired and made of very different materials.
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

Two peonies – Craigie Horsfield

Swiss Harley Days

June 30 to July 2, 2017

Thank you for having chosen Lugano !
We are already at the 4th edition of Swiss Harley Days in Lugano but the legend of Harley Davidson bikes started in 1902 in Milwaukee.
We wish all motorbike fans to enjoy a wonderful time in Lugano.
Additional information : www.swiss-harley-days.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

Lugano Estival Jazz 2017

July 7 to 9, 2016, Lugano

Open Air, Free concerts
Lugano on main square Piazza della Riforma on July 6 through 8, 2017

Psst….. a secret:
Hotel Federale is at only 4-5 walking minutes from main square Piazza della Riforma with its concerts, so close enough to quickly reach your favourite performers, but at the same time, far enough to take distance from a busy evening 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

This year’s programme



Moon and Stars 2017

14 – 22 July 2017, Locarno

Moon and Stars outdoor Concerts on Piazza Grande in Locarno from July 14 July 22, 2017

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:

Reserve your room now while rooms are still available and at reasonable prices !!

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

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.


Lugano Events Calendar

Jan 1 - Dec 31

Full calendar of upcoming events in Lugano

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