Ex-Asilo Ciani

10 - 200

The facility is currently closed for renovation until January 2021

The ideal location for conferences, banquets and small exhibitions

  • Large main hall with skylight
  • Historical structure
  • Free WiFi

Ex-Asilo Ciani consists of a large main hall of 284 square metres, and 7 side rooms ranging from 30 and 60 square metres. All rooms are located on the ground floor of the building. The central hall is surrounded by a neoclassical colonnaded patio, and is surmounted by an imposing pyramidal skylight in glass and metal, thus letting in plenty of natural light. Each room has period wooden flooring. Ex-Asilo Ciani is located on the central Viale Cattaneo, to which it is connected by a gravel driveway surrounded by flowerbeds and trees. It is located near the Convention Centre, Villa Ciani, Parco Ciani, and the Piazza Castello car park.
Ex-Asilo Ciani is rentable in its entirety and per day. Lugano Convention & Exhibition provides a list of useful contacts for services that may complement your event, including catering, technical equipment, furnishing and decorations.Ex-Asilo has a small support room for catering companies.

Ex-Asilo Ciani

Credits: Eventi e congressi, Città di Lugano

Ex-Asilo Ciani facts and figures

  • 8

    Rooms with natural light

  • 1892

    Year of construction

  • 579 square metres

    Usable area

Ex-Asilo Ciani rooms

Viale Cattaneo - Piazza Castello Patio Room 7 Room 1 Room 3 Room 2 Room 6 Room 5 Room 4 Suppliers entrance Main entrance

Ex-Asilo Ciani room features

SURFACE AREA (M²) SIZE (M) CONFERENCE CAPACITY SEMINAR CAPACITY BANQUET CAPACITY STANDING
Main hall 284 140 R 160 200
Room 1 41 9.1x4.5 35 R R R
Room 2 49 9.1x5.4 40 R R R
Room 3 32 6x5.4 25 R R R
Room 4 66 10.25x6.5 60 R R R
Room 5 35 6.5x6.6 30 R R R
Room 6 31 5.7x5.5 20 R R R
Room 7 41 9.1x4.5 35 R R R
  • Available
  • Not available
  • Upon request
  • Video projector
  • WiFi connection
  • Accessible
  • Sound system
  • Simultaneous translation
  • Air conditioning

Description

Ex-Asilo Ciani (literally, "Former Kindergarten Ciani") is a historical building that bears witness to an important stage in Lugano's history. Dating back to 1892, the building was designed to house the oldest nursery school in Ticino (established thanks to Filippo Ciani), until then located in Piazza Cioccaro.
The building was renovated in 1928 and then enlarged in 1944, acquiring its present appearance: a two-storey building with a quadrangular plan including a neoclassical colonnaded patio and seven side rooms. The colonnaded patio is surmounted by a an imposing glass and metal pyramidal skylight. 

A two-storey building with a quadrangular plan including a neoclassical colonnaded patio and seven side rooms. The colonnaded patio is surmounted by a an imposing glass and metal pyramidal skylight. 

Ex-Asilo Ciani

Credits: Eventi e congressi, Città di Lugano

How to reach Ex-Asilo Ciani

Ex-Asilo Ciani can be easily reached in 10 minutes from Lugano's SBB station using the TPL bus line 2 towards Castagnola (stop Palazzo dei Congressi). Alternatively, you can use the Funicular service and walk from the city centre.
Ex-Asilo Ciani is 500 metres away from the city centre, and is easily reached on foot by walking along the lakeside promenade towards Parco Ciani.
The nearest Bike Sharing PubliBike service station is in Via Lucchini, just 180 meters away from Ex-Asilo Ciani.
There are also parking spaces for 248 vehicles in the Piazza Castello multi-storey undeground car park. 

  • Bus Line 2 (stop: Palazzo dei Congressi)
  • Funicular
  • Lakeside promenade
  • Bike Sharing (station: via Lucchini)
  • Piazza Castello multi-storey car park

Photos

Credits: Eventi e congressi, Città di Lugano

Credits: Eventi e congressi, Città di Lugano

Credits: Eventi e congressi, Città di Lugano

Credits: Eventi e congressi, Città di Lugano

Credits: Eventi e congressi, Città di Lugano

Credits: Eventi e congressi, Città di Lugano

Credits: Eventi e congressi, Città di Lugano

Credits: Eventi e congressi, Città di Lugano

Credits: Eventopolis

Credits: Eventopolis

Technical data

  • Air conditioning upon request (Room 1-7)

  • Entrance: width 1.85m

  • Support rooms for caterers 

  • Service entrance