Hermann Hesse - Tessiner Landschaft - 1922 - Aquarelle

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


OSI at the LAC

March 23, 2017 - June 1, 2017

OSI = Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana = Orchester of the Italian speaking Switzerland
LAC = Lugano Art e Cultura (Concert hall)

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

Thursday 18 May 2017; @20:30 hours

Boris Brovtsyn, violino

Howard Griffiths, Direttore

StraLugano 2015 a Lugano

StraLugano, May 20 & 21, 2017

May 20 & 21, 2017


Here comes the 12th 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 !

Hotel Federale Lugano

Hotel Federale Lugano

Percorso City Run 10km 2017

Percorso Half-Marathon 2017

Cantine aperte Hotel Federale Lugano

Winery open days 2017

27 & 28 May 2017

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 27 and Sunday May 28, 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)


La Bacchica 14-18 June 2017

June 14 - 18, 2017

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 June 18, starting 2.30 pm

Corteo / Umzug

Corteo / Umzug

Hotel Federale Lugano

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

Moon and Stars 2014
Piazza Grande Locarno

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