Review of 35 concerts at LAC with orchestras and soloists of world renown.
A new theatrical season is now opening and features superb texts, fantastic casts and actors, great new directors, musicians and dancers at the international level. This year, however, there is something more in the billboard. There is a leitmotif that runs through all these shows, the spectre of our times: the economic crisis.
In Switzerland and in Ticino Carnival is a much loved occasion. In the area of Lugano, the Ambrosian and Roman rites have always coexisted, thus creating a long period of celebrations in which masks, confetti and jokes conquer both the young and old.
Meret Oppenheim created some of the most well-known artworks of the last century and her beauty and extraordinary personality made of her a reference point in the Surrealism and beyond.
This event is the best way to get to know the local cuisine and the different restaurants of the Lugano area: from the grotti to the most typical restaurants. Menus include delicious kilometer zero products accompanied by the best wines.
Of the Deep Present is a major monographic exhibition dedicated to the work of Craigie Horsfield, a British artist who, since the 1980s, has conducted outstanding research into the nature of the photographic image itself.
As a mobile event and culture platform, DAS ZELT goes on tour throughout Switzerland. The stars appearing on stage in Lugano, from the 16 to the 19 March, include the most well- known Swiss comedians and pantomime “Starbugs Comedy” as well as big names in music like Andrea Bignasca and true entertainment treat for the whole family with “Family Circus”.
One of the most important Swiss appointments for walking and Nordic walking fans. Different itineraries (from 7.0 to 18.7 km), several secondary activities, a lot of sport and fun for everyone.
A two day race for Mountain Bike fans, which opens the Swiss cross country calendar. Mount Tamaro becomes a competitive terrain for the most important categories, for Juniores and even for Amateurs.
The exhibition concerns the dialogue between two of the most original figures on Italy’s artistic scene in the second half of the 20th century, Alighiero Boetti and Salvo, in the 1970s, a time when their relationship was extremely close, surrounded by an atmosphere of renewal. At the same time it highlights the later developments of their research, which they carried out independently from one another.
This event ideally starts the season to be lived outdoors. It’s an opportunity that gives rise to many forms of entertainment, especially or families; Easter hunts, markets, handicrafts laboratories and fun performances.
This festival, devoted to the what is best in the Ticinese gourmet scenario, is composed of several unforgettable evenings, during which
the Top Chefs of the region encounter international starred chefs
in the most prestigious and luxury locations of Ticino.
The botanical park showcasing the region’s largest and most precious collection of azaleas, rhododendrons and conifers celebrates its 60th anniversary. The year 1957 and the industrialist Luigi Giussani, who founded this paradise, will be commemorated with many events.
This outdoor car show, which, for the most part, is held along the prestigious Via Nassa, Lugano’s shopping street, reaches all the way to the LAC cultural centre: as usual, the most important novelties of the Geneva Car Show are presented.
An event that is synonymous to enthusiasm, solidarity, health, friendship and well-being. An appointment that is not to be missed by the people of Lugano and visitors. This is a great week-end even for families and sports fans.
The city of Lugano, together with Bellinzona and Chiasso, is the seat of the 4° Swiss Encounter of Theaters, a national event organised in partnership with the Federal and Cultural Office which, in this occasion, distributes the Swiss Theatrical Awards.
A weekend devoted to the voices of Swiss youths and children that will allow the best choirs to fully express themselves, to draw inspiration from each other, offering the public a rich musical experience and a unique performance.
This event permits the public at large to get to know wine producers,
their secrets and their passion for the production of quality wines and to indulge in a bit of wine tasting of the brands that elevate the Canton of Ticino to a land of wine-making excellence.
This panoramic race with its breathtaking scenarios on Lugano’s mountain tops, starts at Tesserete and leads to Mount Brè. The race is scheduled only once a year but remains a magnificent excursion 365 days a year.
The first musical evenings will open in the historical centre of Caslano
and then continue on the main stage of Piazza Lago. The village will magically turn into the house of blues to dance into the small hours of the night.
Bacchica will bloom again this coming spring. In 2017, from Wednesday June 14th to Sunday June 18th, the City of Lugano is once again organising this festival of wine and popular tradition in Lugano’s centre and along its lakeshore.
10 Festivals in one! A wide ranging programme, almost completely free of charge that really suits all tastes. For a month of great outdoor entertainment enjoy the street artists, concerts, performances and family events.
The booming sound of the most famous two wheels in the world is back again and the city turns into a motor-bike dedicated village. Don’t miss the concerts, the stalls with the sector’s latest novelties and the parade of more than one thousand bikers out to discover the Regione del Luganese.
The many appointments of the Ceresio Summer Festival will be held in the churches, in the most suggestive halls and in the most magical places of the Lugano area. One can expect a season featuring performances of particular artistic intensity.
Many international Jazz and “World Music” musicians will be on stage in Piazza della Riforma for numerous free concerts. In recent years, Miles Davis, Ray Charles and Noa have enchanted the Estival public and even the 2017 programme includes some very prestigious names.
In the village on the shores of Lake Ceresio, which was elected Switzerland’s most lovely village, a rich musical festival comes to life. With its musical notes and atmosphere, the event further enhances the splendid surrounding landscape.
On August 1st, the lake becomes the stage of the brightest show of the year. To commemorate the birth of the Confederation the most splendid fireworks are shot. Show subject to weather conditions.
The village will magically turn into the house of blues to dance into the small hours of the night.
To close the summer with a bang, Blues to Bop will liven up the centre of Lugano and Morcote, Switzerland’s most beautiful village, with extraordinary musical performances. The event is free, with original musical proposals half way between traditional and innovative.
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Lugano is the only European leg of the motor boat XCAT World Series Grand Prix. A fleet of catamarans driven by international pilots are up for a challenge on the splendid waters of Lake Lugano at a speed of about 200 kilometers per hour.
A Swiss event, which in its Luganese leg takes place between the city centre and the Arbòstora woods. It’s a challenge between the best bicycle, e-bike and Mountainbike athletes that’s bound to become a thrilling event to watch.
This event turns its attention to the contemporary scene and offers possibility of expression both to new creations and to young artists of the international scene. Numerous are the appointments, also including training and workshops.
A riot of tastes and colours, where the wish to celebrate the beginning of the autumn season in the company of friends in front of a good glass of wine and tasty local gastronomical products is always enticing.
Enjoy three days in the world of “talking balloons”. Imagination, fun and art are the focus of these encounters for collectors and for all those visitors wishing to get to know the fascinating universe of heroes and mythological characters.
This important event of the Travel Sector gives the great public of travellers the chance to become acquainted with the most magnificent
destinations and resorts on the five continents, international tour operators and different kinds of tourist services.
CHOC is the only Italian Swiss trade fair completely dedicated to chocolate and its history, production and processing.
Christmas in Lugano starts with the lighting of the tree in Riforma Square. From that moment, the heart of the city becomes a bright village, bestowing opportunities for entertainment, musical performances, a market and surprises until the Epiphany.