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Hotel Il Castagno, CH-6939 Mugena

Mugena (Alto Malcantone) is situated at an altitude of 840 m, well away from the hustle and bustle of the city and is particularly suitable for people who are looking for a quiet, relaxing place to stay.

The Hotel Il Castagno offers unique rooms. All are well-furnished and airy. The surroundings (there are lots of chestnut trees) invite you for short and longer walks.

The perfect place for a creative, but relaxing holiday!


Accommodation is not included in the package. All accommodations are to be booked via TexArtAcademy (payment at the Hotel, credit cards accepted). 

The hotel room can be booked with the seminar (same sign-up form).

Arrival is usually scheduled the day before the workshop starts, departure the day after the workshop ends (i.e. 3 nights for a 2-day class and 5 nights for a 4-day class).

However, you have the possibility to shorten or prolong your stay at the Hotel.

Please note that on the first workshop day you should arrive at the Hotel at 8:30am at the latest and departure should not be scheduled before 5:30pm on the last workshop day.

Would you like to bring your husband/partner or your girlfriend who doesn’t take the class? No problem: just book a double room.

Prices and what’s included

Mugena_roomSingle room: CHF 140.00/night

Double room: CHF 220.00/night

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What is not included: tourist taxes CHF 2.00 per person/night

Credit cards accepted

Alternative: Guesthouse Arosio B&B

The Hotel Il Castagno has 10 rooms only. If they are already sold out of if you’d like to stay in another hotel, we suggest the following B&B, situated in Arosio (only 2 minutes by car from Mugena – but you need a car).

bb_arosioGuesthouse Arosio B&B

Very nice B&B. The house has an eco-friendly concept and anti-allergic furniture. The spacious rooms are equipped with free WiFi, a flat screen TB, a minibar and a bathroom with shower.

3-4 rooms, all of them available as single or as double room.

Single room: CHF 110.00/night (breakfast and all taxes included)

Double room: CHF 160.00/night (breakfast and all taxes included)

What is not included: CHF 30.00/person for dinner (at the Hotel Il Castagno)

Credit cards accepted.


Travelling to Mugena

Ticino is the Sunshine State in southern Switzerland. Mugena is only a few kilometers away from Lugano and can be reached

  • by car (autobahn A2 Lucerne-Gotthard-Milan or A13 Chur-San Bernardino-Milan, exit Lugano Nord. From there a 15 minutes drive to Mugena. Lugano-Mugena: 20 minutes. Car parking at the hotel),
  • by train (via Bellinzona to Lamone, from there short ride by bus to Mugena) or even
  • by plane (Lugano Agno airport: Swiss Airlines | Milan Malpensa: easyJet and Brussels Airlines from Amsterdam, London Gatwick, Brussels and many other European cities – from Milan Malpensa shuttle bus to Lugano). Contact me, if you are interested in flying to Milan, I’ll be happy to help with any queries you have regarding your journey.
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