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

Cantine aperte Hotel Federale Lugano

Winery open days 2016

May 28 & 29, 2016

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.

More informations about the whole event and all wineries: www.ticinowine.ch
More informations about Fattoria Moncucchetto: www.moncucchetto.ch

Have a nice time in Lugano

Salute (don't over enjoy)

Alla vostra salute (con moderazione)

Fujairah U.A.E. - 25/28 february 2015
2015 U.I.M. xCat World Series
Round 1 - Fujairah Grand Prix
Photo:Simon Palfrader

X Cat World Series boat racing

June 4th & 5th, 2016

X cat World Series

For the first time in Switzerland and on Lake Lugano, Xcat boat racing will take place in June 2016.

Being a first ever, not much information is available, but you will find more and more information by clicking on logo below.

XCAT world series

XCAT world series

Hotel Federale Lugano Estival Jazz Lugano 2015 Estivaljazz Lugano 2015 Piazza Riforma Lugano

Lugano Estival Jazz 2016

July 7 to 9, 2016, Lugano

Open Air, Free concerts
Lugano on main square Piazza della Riforma on July 7 through 9, 2016

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 2014
Piazza Grande Locarno

Moon and Stars 2016

July 8 to 17, 2016, Locarno

Moon and Stars outdoor Concerts on Piazza Grande in Locarno from July 08 July 17, 2016

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:

July 8th Ellie Goulding & Special guest Marco Mengoni;  July 9th Modà;  July 14th Earth Wind & Fire / Tom Jones;  July 15th Lana del Rey;  July 16th Cro & Special guest Gentleman & Ky.mani Marley; July 17th 77 Bombay Street / Pegasus / Patent Ochsner

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

More information on programme and ticket purchase: www.moonandstars.ch


Ticino Musica International Classic

July 17 - 30, 2016

International meeting of young musicians

Masterclasses 2016 of Ticino Musica will take place from 17 to 30 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


Film Festival Locarno 2016

International Film Festival of Locarno

From August 3 to August 13, 2016

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


F1 Grand Prix of Italy (Monza) 2016

2 > 4 September 2016

The circuit is at a mere 80km from Lugano-enjoy a very exhiting weekend in Lugano and travel to Monza on Sunday morning.

Purchase your tickets online by clicking on picture here below


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