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The essence of Lugano lifestyle

Festivals, international events, exhibitions, concerts, threatrical performances, celebrations and much more! Immerse yourself in the Lugano way of life, discovering the many festivals and events that enliven the city all year long.

Here you will find some ideas for the coming weeks:

YouNique. Excellent Craftsmanship

  • 16th - 17th November 2019, Lugano
  • 10 am - 8 pm
  • Villa Ciani, Ex Asilo Ciani, Piazza Manzoni, Lugano
  • Price: CHF 20.--

An exhibition market, and yet an intimate and exclusive event dedicated to International high artistic handicraft, where visitors have a chance to enjoy direct contact with the Master Artisans. This provides an opportunity to better understand and appreciate the precious artefacts on display, as well as the qualities and history that made them unique. The historic Villa Ciani will host Swiss and international master artisans in its frescoed rooms and will end, on the second floor, with an interesting cultural itinerary, “L'Artigian Ingegno” , a homage to Leonardo da Vinci on the 500th anniversary of his death. 

Open Gallery #18 Xmas Edition

  • 30th November 2019, Lugano
  • 14.00 - 20.00

Twice a year, the Open Gallery initiative sees the city of Lugano’s galleries, art spaces and museums open their doors free of charge. Some hold special events to mark the occasion, such as private views, conferences, guided tours and cocktail evenings. It’s a special day that allows everyone to explore the city’s art spaces.

Natale in Piazza

  • 30th November 2019 - 06th January 2020, Lugano

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. From 30 November, the City will be transformed with Christmas lights, sounds and colours. The most beautiful festival of the year is celebrated with a children’s village, concerts, entertainment, the New Year’s Eve open-air party and many other events that will fill the city with the magic of Christmas up until 6 January.