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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


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)

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

Thursday 6 April 2017; @20:30 hours

Vadim Gluzman, violino

Markus Poschner, Direttore


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

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Walking Lugano April 2, 2017

April 2, 2017

Popular walk along breathtaking routes, many participants and great organization.

The walks:
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)

More information

Stay at Hotel Federale Lugano

Stay at Hotel Federale Lugano


Salone del mobile in Milan

April 4 to 9, 2017

Exhibition website
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)

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Easter in the city

April 14 - 17, 2017

Join us during this 1st festive days of 2017 !
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 10 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 April 15th, at 5.00 pm, Castagnola 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


ensemble 900presente

Sunday April 30, 2017

The season dedicated to musical theater can only end with a foray into the world of opera.

As usual, 900presente does this with an original proposal, two very different single acts with share their origin in the Visual Theater, in particular with marionettes.

Where: Auditorio Stelio Moro RSI Lugano Besso
Sunday 30 avril 2017; @17:30 hours

Arturo Tamayo




Sunday, 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 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