Thursday, October 1, 2015

Festa d'Autunno a Lugano

On the first weekend in October, Lugano celebrates the beginning of Autumn with a festival dedicated to local products. The Autumn festival concludes the open-air events with a large fair in the pedestrian zone of Lugano.

The center of the city will welcome the visitors in numerous grottini operated by local companies which will offer typical Ticinese specialties, such as polenta with stew, beans and mortadella or roast pork, risotto, minestrone, gnocchi and many other exquisite local delights.

Taste and relish in cheerful company, the best Ticino's region can offer. Apart from the delights for the palate, musical groups, artists and various other entertainers will stage a series of shows.

This is a big festival for all, come celebrate the end of summer!

The official inauguration of the Autumn Festival takes place in Piazza Riforma, in front of the local Authorities and the Luganese Volunteer Workers, with the free distribution of bread cake on Friday, October 2nd at 18:00

Piazza della Riforma / Pier
Friday 02.10 / 16:00 - 18:00
Saturday 03.10 / 10:00 – 18:00
Sunday 04.10 / 10:00 – 18:00

In Piazza della Riforma, there are games and face-painting for children. There is also a Ludobus with wooden games and snacks on a boat. It’s a chance to play and for kids and parents to have fun together.

Piazza della Riforma / city center
Friday 02.10 / 16:00 – 20:00
Saturday 03.10 / 10:00 – 20:00
Sunday 04.10 / 10:00 – 18:00

People in traditional Ticino dress will be handing out grapes. A real grappa distillery will be on hand to offer demonstrations for anyone who is interested. There are also free excursions by boat or on foot.

Via Nassa, Via Pessina, Via Magatti, Via Soave.
Friday  02.10 / 16:00 – 22:00
Saturday 03.10 / 10:00 – 22:00
Sunday 04.10 / 10:00 – 18:00

Local culinary products and crafts add colour and excitement to the kiosks along the city streets. It ’s the perfect chance to catch up on Christmas shopping or pick up something special for your loved ones.

City center
Friday  02.10 / 16:00 – 02:00
Saturday 03.10 / 10:00 – 02:00
Sunday 04.10 / 10:00 – 18:00

Ten dining options, with more than 1200 m2 indoors, offering popular, typical dishes and excellent Ticino wine. Click here for menu:

Click here for the weekend programme:

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