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ANTIQUA

Garden Dining in the Lugano Region

DATE

September 1st 2023

Opening at 18h00

Closing approx. 22.30 pm

participants

Maximum 40 participants

(by online booking only)

SERVICES

  • Historical structure in a fairytale context

  • 5 course dinner

  • Possibility to practice yoga by reservation

  • Optional visit to the Convent 

  • Free parking

 LANGUAGES

Italian

English

German

French

The first Garden Dining in a Swiss Convent, in a fairytale setting with a breathtaking view over the Luganese.

 

Starting in June, the exclusive Garden Dining series will begin at the Bigorio Convent in Capriasca! "Antiqua", this is the name of the initiative, will take place within the magical walls and elevated gardens of the oldest Capuchin Convent in Switzerland, dating back to 1535 AD. Chef Alessandro, with experience in renowned Ticino establishments such as the Hotel Principe Leopoldo, will guarantee fresh and creative cuisine, creating delicious dishes using "Km 0" products or even coming directly from the Convent's vegetable garden. A bar will be set up in the Convent gardens, offering exclusively Ticino drinks for all tastes: from beers to wines, from non-alcoholic drinks to cocktails! The magical Garden Dining is intended to be a versatile dinner, where guests can choose to eat comfortably "lounge style" or rather picnic style while sitting on the lawn covered with blankets. Antiqua is an unmissable experience for those seeking a break from the daily routine and a moment of tranquillity and serenity in Capriasca, 700 metres above sea level, but only 15 minutes from Lugano. Book your place now at the Garden Dining at the Convento di Bigorio and enjoy a memorable evening!

 

MENU AND DRINKS PROPOSAL

The menu offers dishes characterised by fresh local produce and delicate cuisine. All four courses will feature vegan and vegetarian options (menu to be published shortly). 

 

USEFUL TO KNOW

  • The picnic at the Convent includes an optional tour of the Convent led by Friar Gianluca (CHF 55).

  • By online booking, it is possible to practise a yoga session in the Convent chapel with dinner to follow (CHF 78 p.p. for a maximum of 8 participants per evening). 

  • Antiqua will take place over seven evenings with a maximum capacity of only 40 guests per evening.

  • The Convent is equipped with parking spaces (car pooling is welcome).

  • Registration starts from a minimum of 2 persons for the 'dinner', while for the 'yoga with dinner' experience one person can also register (table for yoga participants). Should yoga participants wish to dine at a separate table, this can be done on request from a minimum of 2 persons.

 

PROGRAMME

18h15: Opening with refreshments (only for those registered for the yoga practice or the optional tour of the convent)

18h45 - 19:45: Start of yoga session (only with reservation of yoga package with dinner)

19h00 - 19:45: Beginning of the guided tour of the convent (optional only for those who dine, the presence at the visit must be announced during the online booking)

19h00: Opening bar (for those who do not practice yoga and do not visit the convent)

19h45: Beginning of the dinner (simultaneous start for all guests)

HELPFUL TO KNOW

  • The picnic at the Convent includes an optional tour of the Convent led by Friar Gianluca (CHF 55).

  • By online reservation, it is possible to practice a yoga session in the Convent chapel with dinner to follow (CHF 78 p.p. for a maximum of 8 participants per evening).

  • Antiqua will take place over seven evenings which have a maximum capacity of only 40 guests per evening.

  • The Convent has parking facilities (shared transportation is appreciated).

  • Registration starts from a minimum of 2 people for the "dinner," while for the "yoga with dinner" experience, one can register as a single person (dedicated table for yoga participants). Should yoga participants wish to dine at a separate table, this can be done upon request from a minimum of 2 people.

PROGRAM

18h15: Opening with refreshments (only for those enrolled in yoga practice or optional tour of the convent)

18h45 - 19:45: Yoga session begins (only with reservation yoga package with dinner)

19h00 - 19:45: Beginning guided tour of the convent (optional only for those who dine, attendance at the tour must be announced during online booking)

19h00: Opening bar (for those who do not practice yoga and do not visit the convent)

19h45: Dinner begins (concurrent start for all guests)

LOCATION:

At the Convent of Bigorio, in Capriasca. 

Address: Via al Convento 42, 6954 Bigorio

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    24 Aug, 18:15 – 23:00
    Bigorio, Capriasca CH, Via al Convento 42, 6954 Bigorio, Svizzera
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    01 Sept, 18:00 – 22:30
    Bigorio, Capriasca CH, Via al Convento 42, 6954 Bigorio, Svizzera

PRIVATE EVENTS 

For requests for private events starting from 8 people, contact: antiqua@inicino.com 

INFO

Antiqua team: 079 606 34 52

Giulia Panzeri (yoga instructor): 079 609 07 55  

The creation of Antiqua was possible thanks to the support and collaboration of:

TERMS & CONDITIONS

See our general conditions

and the cancellation terms

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CONDITIONS OF

PARTICIPATION

  • No particular conditions.

 

NB : in case of pregnancy, a particular physical condition (various types of disorders) or chronic illness you are kindly requested to inform us. In this way we will be able to discreetly inform your instructor who will adapt the exercises for the individual participant. We undertake to treat information confidentially and not to disclose its content.

WHAT TO BRING

For the experience please bring:

 

  • Yoga mat

  • Comfortable clothes (a sweatshirt or blanket for the relaxation phase)

  • water

  • Ev. sunscreen

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