Hermann Hesse Museum
Museo open on Saturday & Sunday from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm (November – February). From March to October open EVERY day, including Mondays and national holidays, from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm.
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.
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
Easter in the cityMarch 25 - 28, 2016
Join us during this 1st festive days of 2015 !
Enjoy a wonderful time in the city center (just 3 walking minutes downhill from our hotel federale) and explore and discover entertaining activities for young and young at heart guests.
Every day from 11 am to 6.00 pm the Piazzas of the city are animated with a miriad of activities and will also have the opportunity of discovering and purchasing objects and products of the local tradition, exhibited on more than 100 stalls along the streets and piazzas.
Public free concerts:
Saturday March 26th, at 5.00 pm, Castagnola Philarmonic orchestra concert
Monday March 28th, at 10.30 am, Pregassona Philarmonic orchestra concert
More information at: www.luganoturismo.ch
Simpatico pensiero in stanza e domenica mattina a colazione per tutti gli ospiti del nostro Hotel Federale
Small gift in your room and on Sunday morning for breakfast to all guests of our Hotel Federale
Walking Lugano April 3, 2016April 3, 2016
Popular walk along breathtaking routes, many participants and great organization.
7.0 km Relax walk
10.7 km Panorama wal
16.2 km Fitness walk
18.7 km Challenge walk
8.2 km Lake & Walking (go to Melide by boat and walk back to Lugano)
StraLugano, May 21 & 22, 2016May 21 & 22, 2016
Here comes the 10th+1st edition of StraLugano, running competition, over different lenght of runs and NEW half marathon
Different runs for different runners: we start in the afternoon of Saturday with the intenation handbike run and in the evening the Charity run over a lenght of 5 km; then… on Sunday morning the half marathon starting at 9.00 am and followed by the many other shorter runs.
All Info about the races and the event in general: www.stralugano.ch
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 !
Lugano Events CalendarJan 1 - Dec 31
Full calendar of upcoming events in Lugano