Hermann Hesse MuseumJanuary - 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.
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
OSI at the LACFebruary 9, 2017 - June 1, 2017
OSI = Orchestra della Svizzera Italina = Orchester of the Italian speaking Switzerland
LAC = Lugano Art e Cultura (Konzertsaal)
Winter/Spring programm of concerts of OSI which will take place at LAC
The official programm at following link: Programma
Thursday 9 February 2017; @20:30 hours
MASI LAC – Art Exhibition Craigie HorsfieldMarch 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
Walking Lugano April 2, 2017April 2, 2017
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)
Salone del mobile in MilanApril 4 to 9, 2017
Date: April 4 to April 9, 2017
Venue: Milan Fairground, Rho
Opening hours: 09.30 am to 06.30 pm
Stay in Lugano at Hotel Federale and enjoy comfortable transfers by train (1h45′ with one change in Milano Centrale) or by car at only 40 driving minutes (no need to enter Milano)
71st CYCLING GRAN PRIXLUGANOSunday, May 7th, 2017
71. Road Cicling Lugano City Gran Prix 2017
It is already an important tradition to be every year the host of the very first road cicling race in Switzerland and we at Hotel Federale we are very proud to welcoming participants and their families and friends.
Additional information about the competions
Save the date 2017: June 15, 2017 Tour de Suisse Locarno -> La Punt
StraLugano, May 20 & 21, 2017May 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 !
La Bacchica 14-18 June 2017June 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
Swiss Harley DaysJune 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