Hermann Hesse MuseumJanuary - 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.
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
Venice carnival in LuganoSaturday, May 7th, 2016
You didn’t have time to visit Venice (Venezia) this past February to enjoy its carnival ?
No worries !
Be in Lugano on Saturday, May 7th and enjoy the atmosphere of nobility: 100+ masks and dresses, music, dances, art and colors.
Do not miss out on this unique chance and stay for a long weekend at Hotel Federale.
Important: the event takes place only with nice weather !
Regional Dairies farms open days 2016Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 May 2016
The unique taste of Ticino cheese
The date of the 3rd edition of “Dairies Open” (caseifici aperti 2016) is approaching fast; the highly anticipated event that will involve fans and curious guests.
16 cheese manufacteres and dairy farms will surprise its guests with side events such as guided tours of the manufacturing processes, visit the stables and some of the farms will please its guests with local music entertainment.
The best local wineries will also be on location to present and suggest the best combination of milk products and wines.
They all look forward to welcoming you to sunny Ticino this next week-end.
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 !
Winery open days 2016May 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.
Have a nice time in Lugano
X Cat World Series boat racingJune 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.
Moon and Stars 2016July 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.
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
International Film Festival of LocarnoFrom 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
Lugano Events CalendarJan 1 - Dec 31
Full calendar of upcoming events in Lugano