Cathedral of San Lorenzo open again

Open again after intensive restauration

On October 14th, 2017 the Cathedral San Lorenzo in Lugano did reopen. Restauration works lasted 7 years and each and every corner of this elegant building was restaured.

The Cathedral is only a few steps from our hotel, it is open dayly and can be visited free of charge (with due respect).

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:
Public transport to Carona Paese:

Longlake Festival Lugano

Buskers Festival 17.07-21.07
Experiment of social and artistic coexistence.
Delirium of freaks, artists, egos, musicians that in 5 days is composed and decomposed into a harmony of beauty and fullness
Access free of charge

Longlake Buskers Festival

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

StraLugano running May 16 & 17


Here comes the 15th edition of StraLugano, running competition, over different lenghts of runs and NEW half marathon

Different runs for different runners: we start in the afternoon of Saturday with the Kids Run and in the evening the City Run over a lenght of 10km; then… on Sunday morning the new Monte Bré Vertical Race starting at 9.30 am and followed by the many other Runs.

All Info about the races and the event in general:

Why would you stay at Hotel Federale: the location is at only a few walking minutes from the Starting point.
If you participate at the races, on Sunday you can do a late check out and shower after the competition either in your room or in our Sauna. If you reach Lugano by car, you can leave your car in our garage until after the competition.

We wish you fun !

Hotel Federale Lugano

Hotel Federale Lugano

Trail City Run 10km 2019
Trail Monte Bré Vertical Race 2019