In February, the Federal Council took the decision to lift the majority of measures in place to contain the coronavirus pandemic. From Thursday, 17 February, masks and COVID certificates will no longer be required to enter cultural venues and other public settings and events.

How to get there

The international airports of Milan Linate and Milan Malpensa are about one hour from Ticino (Lugano) and offer many international connections. Many airlines land in Zurich. The airport can be reached from Ticino (Lugano) in less than three hours.
Lugano-Agno Airport, located south of the Alps, between Zurich and Milan and just a few kilometres from Lugano city centre, can be reached by private traffic or by the summer connections of the Silver Air company.

Ferrovie federali svizzere FFS
Piazzale della Stazione
CH - 6900 Lugano
0900 300 300 (FFS Rail Service)

Distance from the main Swiss cities and some European cities:

Milano 1h
Zurigo 1h50
Basilea 2h58
Berna 3h
Roma 5h40
Ginevra 4h46

Connection to the city centre

On foot:
About 10 minutes.

Sassellina Funicular:
The funicular railway leading from the Piazza Cioccaro station and vice versa. CHF 1.30.- per person. Every day from 05:00 to 24:00. Continuous races lasting 92 sec. each one.

from Piazzale della Stazione FFS.

Trasporti Pubblici Luganesi SA (TPL) Lines 1, 4

Lugano is served by the motorway axis that directly connects Northern Europe to the Mediterranean.

Coming from Milan: take the Laghi A9 motorway in the direction of Como-San Gottardo or the A8 motorway in the direction of Varese-Stabio (Gaggiolo). Advised exit: Lugano Sud.

Coming from Zurich: take the A2 motorway in the direction of San Gottardo-Chiasso-Italy. Advised exit: Lugano Nord.

Please remember that to drive on Swiss motorways it is necessary to be equipped with the motorway sticker that is to be applied onto the car windshield (the cost: CHF 40.-, valid from January to December) it may be purchased at Customs (Gaggiolo - Stabio, Ponte Tresa, Chiasso).

Distances from Lugano
Milan 77 km
Zurich 227 km
Basel 287 km
Bern 302 km
Geneva 446 km
Rom 644 km
Paris 856 km
Berlin 1048 km
London 1152 km

Festival venues

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