Festa in corte


Institutional Communication Service

Date: 25 September 2021


East Campus
09.30 am – 5.30 pm
Via la Santa 1


Thematic villages, stalls, music, a maccheronata, and a number of diversified and cheerful activities just like a blast of coloured confetti. It is the rich lineup of Festa in Corte”, the day of celebration planned for Saturday 25 September 2021 in the Plaza of the East Campus of USI and SUPSI, organised by the three committees of the neighbouring districts of Viganello, Pregassona and Molino Nuovo.

A festive and cheerful day to welcome the new premises of Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI). The neighbourhood committees of Viganello, Pregassona and Molino Nuovo worked together to involve the population and encourage opportunities to meet in the large plaza of the East Campus: a new space that wants to be a place of exchange for those who live in the surroundings and beyond. On this festive day, the plaza, almost as big as Piazza della Riforma, will come alive with activities for all ages, stands and themed villages, co-organised by numerous organisations active in the three neighbourhoods and the student associations of USI and SUPSI. 




Festa in corte features more than forty local organisations that, from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, will entertain participants on Saturday, 25 September, with as many as 25 free activities. Lunchtime will be animated by a "maccheronata" offered from 11.30 am, followed at 1:30 pm by the official greetings. Dance performances, concerts and readings will take place on stage. In the various "villages", sports activities, children entertainment, and other initiatives will be offered. It will be possible, among other things, to participate in a treasure hunt and take a guided tour of the East Campus. 

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Admission conditions

To enter the “Festa in Corte”, everyone over the age of 16 need to present a valid COVID certificate (QRCode on paper or downloaded via the App) which attests a complete vaccination, a COVID recovery within the last six months or a negative result of a test completed within the 48 hours preceding the event. The pharmacy Contrada dei Patrizi will also be on-site to provide COVID tests. During that same day, the cantonal mobility unit for the vaccination campaign will also be present.