New events at the exhibition Ficcanaso in città in Lugano


Institutional Communication Service

23 May 2016

An evening of storytelling open to the public and a course about smell

People love to smell things! In less than a month and a half from the opening of the exhibition Ficcanaso in città, more than 2000 people smelt the over 100 scents on display in the halls of Villa Saroli. A success that has driven the staff to organise two new events for the exhibition.  

On Sunday, May 29th and Sunday, June 5th at 3.30pm children and grown ups can take part in the storytelling of Jasmin, a fun tale that talks about scents but above all stench.

Thorugh a theatrical animation, the actor-narrator Giancarlo Sonzogni, will lead visitors to the discovery of the world of fairy tales. The performance will last about 30 minutes and is suitable for an audience of all ages. In case of large attendance, there will be an encore of the performance at 4.15pm on the same days. The performance is included in the exhibition ticket.  

For those willing to discover their olfactory skills, the Ideatorio dell'Università della Svizzera italiana offers a course within the exhibit.  

The class held by Dr. Giovanni Pellegri of USI Ideatorio, will take place on Friday, June 3rd, 2016 from 6.30pm to 8pm at Villa Saroli (Lugano). The class is intended for an adult audience. Seats are limited. To register please write to: [email protected] (cost CHF 20.-, payment on location). During the evening, participants will have the chance to discover in a practical and interactive way the peculiarities of their nose.

We remind that Ficcanaso in città makes it possible to discover and smell 100 different scents. The exhibition is open at Villa Saroli every Saturday and Sundays until June 19th, 2016 from 2pm to 6pm. Over the summer (June 23rd-September 4th, 2016) the exhibit wil be open on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 6pm.