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 Summer Festival in Lugano starting June 28 until August 1st, 2018
A long list of events during July ending with the big fireworks show on August 1st, the national holiday of Switzerland.
Everyday one or more events, just have a look at the link to follow all happenings

PasSteggia Lugano September 16

Fifth edition of Lugano PasSteggia

Following a trend of great success, Lugano presents its 5th edition of walk and dine specialties with an event elsewhere known as “eating and walking” or “stramangiada”

Participants of Lugano PasSteggia will then explore the beautiful area of Pregassona, ride up to Mount Monte Bre, visit the village of Bre and continue along trails and eating and drinking stalls.

In 9 km (approx 6 miles) easy but fascinating walking journey, there will be 6 dining stops featured by the local companies and local authorities.

Enjoy the PasSteggiata !!!

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MASI LAC – Art Exhibition René Magritte

from September 3rd, 2017 to January 7th, 2018

René Magritte
16 September 2018 – 6 January 2019

Lugano and its Art Museum of the Italian speaking Switzerland (MASI) dedicates this Autumn exposition to René Magritte. It will be a very interesting exposition because you will admire his many and various art pieces, inspired and made of very different materials and some pieces of Art are very seldomly displayed to the general public.

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

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Jan 1 - Dec 31

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