Da Vinci Experience and his real machines


When and where

03.12.2020 – 21.02.2021

Opening time:

Mon – Fri 13:00 – 19:00 Sat – Sun and holidays 10:00 – 20:00

Centro Esposizioni


CHF 20.- full (from 16 years)

CHF 16.- reduced students, AHV / AI, groups of 10 or more

CHF 10.- reduced children (6 to 15 years)

CHF 55.- family package (2 adults + 2 children)

Free admission up to 5 years

Online presale: ticket office.ch

Booking for schools, groups and private events: info@davinciexperience.ch

Immersive multimedia exhibition conceived to tell the genius of Leonardo, his art and the multiple applications of his ingenuity. Leonardo Da Vinci, icon of the Renaissance, one of the most brilliant masters in history, is told through a sensory journey created specifically to live and feel art through projections and full HD 360 ° videos, to confront the experience of reality virtual and to touch his great inventions in real scale.


Only for arrivals on Friday the 3rd night you pay 50% of the confirmed price:

   • Arrival on Friday and departure on Monday

   • 3 nights in a double / single

   • Buffet breakfast

  • Ticino ticket

  • A free sauna session

Package starting from CHF 287.50 in double room Economy category

Package starting from CHF 212.50 in single room Economy category

Tourist tax not included at CHF 4.55 per person / night

Offer valid until 31.03.21

Excluding the period from 31.12.20 to 04.01.21

Hans Josephsohn


When and where

LAC – Museum of Art of Italian Switzerland

19.09.2020 – 21.02.2021

Price CHF 15.-

CHF 12.- Reduced


Tu-Wed-Fri: 10.00-17.00

Thu 10.00-20.00

Sat-Sun-holidays: 10.00-18.00

Tribute to Hans Josephsohn (Königsberg, 1920 – Zurich, 2012) on the occasion of the centenary of his birth. The exhibition, organized in collaboration with the Kesselhaus Josephsohn in St. Gallen, presents a selection of brass sculptures made between 1950 and 2006, without pretending to retrospectively trace the sculptor’s entire career. The works presented at MASI well exemplify the centrality of the human figure in Josephsohn’s artistic research and document all the typologies in which the artist himself cataloged his work: standing, seated, reclining figures, half figures and reliefs. Although the starting point for his sculptures are real models – mainly female, identified in the circle of friends and relatives – Josephsohn’s work shuns a realistic approach by privileging immediacy and vivacity, emphasizing anatomical elements and adding different points of view that make it difficult to identify the frontality of the sculpture. The installation, designed by the Kesselhaus Josephsohn in St. Gallen, deliberately presents a provisional, unfinished aspect, which is well suited to the immediacy typical of the sculptures presented.




When and where



LAC – Hall

Free but pre- reservation required

Talking about Beethoven and celebrating his anniversary, but for once doing it by playing as little of his music as possible, but other music: those that he studied, read or listened to, and which certainly influenced him – from the “great” Bach to Mozart, from the “young” Bach (Carl Philipp Emanuel) to Haydn – and then the music whose style shows no small affinity – those of names that are not very popular today such as Pleyel, Méhul, Gossec. And again, the Diabelli Variations, the music of the Revolution, those of Germany, those of popular culture, in short: that world of sounds in which Beethoven’s is formed and defined. A galaxy like this, proposed in some cases in complete form, in others by fragments – live, on the piano, with short extracts of symphonic recordings – is at the center of the meeting with Alfonso Alberti, who between music and words makes us better know the composer and his musical world. Concert lesson with Alfonso Alberti


This is a large room with two beds (+ 1 foldaway double bed), with a modern design, equipped with a KITCHEN CORNER which makes it ideal for long stays; large bathroom with shower / WC, telephone, TV, AC, safe, hairdryer and coffee machine and WI-FI. It can comfortably accommodate up to 3 people. Located at the rear of the hotel, it guarantees guests a secluded atmosphere. Guests can also use a self-service laundry, gym, sauna and bicycle rental service

MONTHLY COST FOR 1 PERSON: CHF 1250 (service excluded)



CITY TAX CHF 4.55 per day / person



BREAKFAST AT OUR RESTAURANT (open from 07.00 to 10.00)

CHF 10.per person / day

Other quotations on request

Offer valid until 31.03.21


An extraordinary trip through time and space, where past and present, history and nature co-exist in perfect harmony.

In 1930 a little old house with a stable overlooked by vineyards and a chestnut grove stood on the shore of Lake Lugano, at the foot of Mount Arbostora. Arthur Scherrer, a passionate gardener, bought the house at that time, and also the land above it, hillside after hillside. First of all he oversaw the renovation of the house, transforming it into a magnificent residence with great architectural taste and over the years he created his “Garden of Wonders”. The slopes and terracing are covered in cypresses, camellias, camphor, eucalyptus trees, cedars, monkey puzzle trees, palms and bamboo Woods, all exotic, Oriental plants which Scherrer had admired during his travels abroad for work. Inspired by Oriental landscapes and cultures, he didn’t merely reproduce the fascinating vegetation he encountered. Year after year, he reproduced a number of reduced scale temples from the Mediterranean world and exotic, distant countries. In fact, the Park includes two areas, with two main styles: Mediterranean and Asian. The route firstly goes through Mediterranean garden terracing in the Renaissance and baroque styles, with an abundance of statues. It then continues through bamboo groves in the Oriental landscape which is quite astonishing due to the presence of Siamese, Arab and Indian constructions, together with the flora typifying these regions. From the Park it is possible to admire the landscape over the Italian side of Lake Lugano, the Varese hills and the Po Valley.


Discover the closer and further surroundings area on foot thanks the theme trails in the Region of Lugano!

Journey from south to north, and you’ll travel from olive groves and vineyards, across rolling plateaux, to silent forest and rugged mountains peaks.

Lugano Events 2021/2022


The Town Hall of Lugano at the Piazza della Riforma –

Lugano, Lake Lugano, Lugano,

Ticino, Switzerland, Europe



Bike tour



Hotel Acquarello has a special offer for 3 days. A Bike Tour Pack.

2 nights in a double room

Welcome drink
Packed lunch
1 day (6 hours) with Massimo Micarelli, Swiss Cycling Guide MTB. www.bikeguideticino.com
Refreshment after the visit
Dinner at the Grotto Figino (fixed menu) www.grottofigini.ch

* Day 1: arrival at the hotel, registration and welcome drink
* Day 2: breakfast
* 6 hour day with your guide

On return, refreshments at the hotel

Dinner at the Grotto Figini

* Day 3: breakfast and departure

CHF from 149. – per person and per night in a double room (calculation basis for 4 people)

Price in single room on request

Availability on request.

* Bike and cycling equipment not included