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The Autumn Festival

Lugano, 03 - 05 October 2014

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.
In the classic city scenario, in a grand choreography of colors and tastes, you will be able to find the typical grottini, a lot of folkloric music, Ticinese gastronomic delights and many stands around town. 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 or beans and mortadella or roast pork, risotto, minestrone, gnocchi and many other exquisite local delights. Swiss and foreign guests and the local population will be able to taste and relish, in cheerful company, the best our region can offer: apart from the delights for the palate, also musical groups, artists and entertainers invited specially for the occasion, who will stage a series of very different shows. This is a big festival for all, from the children to the elderly: why not take advantage of the opportunity for a pleasant celebration of the end of summer?

Friday, October 3rd / 18:00
Official inauguration of the Autumn Festival in Riforma Square, in front of the local Authorities and the Luganese Volunteer Workers, with the free distribution of bread cake.

ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN
Piazza della Riforma / Pier
Saturday 04.10 / 10:00 – 18:00
Sunday 05.10 / 10:00 – 18:00

In Piazza della Riforma, there are games for children: face-painting and temporary tattoos. 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.

ANIMATION AND EXCURSIONS
Piazza della Riforma / city center
Friday 03.10 / 16:00 – 20:00
Saturday 04.10 / 10:00 – 20:00
Sunday 05.10 / 10:00 – 18:00

Rich costumes and the fun of many popular music groups breathe new life into the downtown area. People in traditional Ticino dress hand 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.

AUTUMN MARKET

Via Nassa, Via Pessina, Via Magatti, Via Soave.
Friday  03.10 / 16:00 – 22:00 
Saturday 04.10 / 10:00 – 22:00
Sunday 05.10 / 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.

GROTTINI

City center
Friday  03.10 / 16:00 – 01:00
Saturday 04.10 / 10:00 – 01:00
Sunday 05.10 / 10:00 – 18:00

Ten dining options, with more than 1200 m2 indoors, offering popular, typical dishes and excellent Ticino wine.

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The Autumn Festival. Lugano, 03 - 05 October 2014 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.
In the classic city scenario, in a grand choreography of colors and tastes, you will be able to find the typical grottini, a lot of folkloric music, Ticinese gastronomic delights and many stands around town. 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 or beans and mortadella or roast pork, risotto, minestrone, gnocchi and many other exquisite local delights. Swiss and foreign guests and the local population will be able to taste and relish, in cheerful company, the best our region can offer: apart from the delights for the palate, also musical groups, artists and entertainers invited specially for the occasion, who will stage a series of very different shows. This is a big festival for all, from the children to the elderly: why not take advantage of the opportunity for a pleasant celebration of the end of summer?

Friday, October 3rd / 18:00
Official inauguration of the Autumn Festival in Riforma Square, in front of the local Authorities and the Luganese Volunteer Workers, with the free distribution of bread cake.

ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN
Piazza della Riforma / Pier
Saturday 04.10 / 10:00 – 18:00
Sunday 05.10 / 10:00 – 18:00

In Piazza della Riforma, there are games for children: face-painting and temporary tattoos. 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.

ANIMATION AND EXCURSIONS
Piazza della Riforma / city center
Friday 03.10 / 16:00 – 20:00
Saturday 04.10 / 10:00 – 20:00
Sunday 05.10 / 10:00 – 18:00

Rich costumes and the fun of many popular music groups breathe new life into the downtown area. People in traditional Ticino dress hand 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.

AUTUMN MARKET

Via Nassa, Via Pessina, Via Magatti, Via Soave.
Friday  03.10 / 16:00 – 22:00 
Saturday 04.10 / 10:00 – 22:00
Sunday 05.10 / 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.

GROTTINI

City center
Friday  03.10 / 16:00 – 01:00
Saturday 04.10 / 10:00 – 01:00
Sunday 05.10 / 10:00 – 18:00

Ten dining options, with more than 1200 m2 indoors, offering popular, typical dishes and excellent Ticino wine.

Lugano Area Turismo ed Eventi
Via Trevano 55
6900 Lugano

Tel. +41 (0)58 866 74 40
Fax +41 (0)58 866 74 41
eventi@lugano.ch
www.agendalugano.ch

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