Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse Museum

Museo open daily from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm (March 1st – October 31st,  2014) . Sunday readings from 4.30 pm

The museum is in Montagnola, just a few minutes bus ride from Lugano.

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.

Olgiati Art Collection
Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati Lugano

Olgiati Art Collection

September 20 - November 30, 2014

The collection was born in the early ’60s, when Giancarlo Olgiati, as a young lawyer, began his adventure in the universe of contemporary art. In 1985 he was joined by his wife, Danna, Italian galery owner and specialist of Futurist movement.

Where: -1, Lo Spazio on the lakefront of Lugano

When: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday – from 11:00 to 18:00. Free admission.



Autumn Festival in Lugano

From October 3rd to 5th, 2014

Since ever, the first week-end of october is dedicated to the beginning of autumn and in Lugano we celebrate it with a festival in the street and piazzas of the city
Everything is very close and all can be reached on foot from Hotel Federale.


Hans Richter Art Exposition

Until 23 November, 2014

Hans Richter -The Rhythm of the Avant-Garde
Museo d’Arte Lugano, 31 August – 23 November, 2014

One of the main representatives of the last century’s avant-garde, Hans Richter applied his talent and creativity to a seemingly infinite variety of fields: from painting to drawing, cinema to writing, publishing to teaching, always tenaciously fighting to firmly establish the values of the modernist revolution which indelibly marked the first half of the Twentieth Century.
The exhibition has been organised by Los Angeles’ County Museum and Metz’s Centre Pompidou, in collaboration with Lugano’s Museo d’Arte.

Tuesday- Sunday: 10 am–6pm
Friday: 10 am-9 pm
Monday closet

Adults, Fr. 12.-
Reduced and Groups, Fr. 8.-
Under 16years and first Sunday of every month, free admission