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Giardini musicali e notte bianca

In this newly conceived series of events, beautiful gardens of private houses in Montagnola open their doors to music. The series starts with the famous Villa Gilardi, whose garden inspired Hermann Hesse to write his cycle of poems "In einem alten Tessiner Park" (1937) and to paint two watercolors, the latter showing the red pavilion in the park.

At sunset, when the bright colors of the last rays of sunlight bathe the garden in orange, the Orchestra Giovanile della Svizzera italiana will perform Mozart's opera Bastien e Bastienne, directed by Yuram Ruiz, in oratorio form and in Italian.

After the concert, we invite you to follow the musicians into our museum, where you can listen to them in a more intimate atmosphere. The museum will remain open in its nocturnal form until midnight on this day to offer you an exceptional and atmospheric candlelit visit. A free aperitif will be served in the piazzetta in front of the museum.


  • 8:30 pm: Concert at Palazzo Gilardi, Via Minigera 1, Montagnola (entry starting from 8.00)
  • 9:30 pm: Aperitif at Piazza Camuzzi
  • 9:30 pm – Midnight: White night at the Museo with musical moments


  • In case of bad weather, the concert will take place in the Aula Magna of the Scuole Elementari di Collina d'Oro
  • Registration by 10 July 2024 (limited seats): www.hessemontagnola.ch
  • In collaboration with the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana


  • OPENING Fri: 20:30 – 00:00
  • CATEGORIES Music , Get-togethers