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Garden Dining in the Lugano Region


17, 18, 19 June 2024

11, 12 July 2024

From 6pm to 11pm


Maximum 45 participants

(by online booking only)


  • Historical structure in a fairytale context

  • 5 course dinner

  • Possibility to practice yoga by reservation

  • Optional visit to the Convent 

  • Free parking






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


Starting in June, the exclusive Garden Dining series at the Bigorio Convent in Capriasca will begin again! Antiqua will take place within the magical walls and gardens of Switzerland's oldest Capuchin Convent, dating back to 1535 AD. The Chef of Antiqua, will ensure a fresh and creative cuisine offering dishes with "Km 0" products and coming directly from the Convent's garden. A Garden Bar will be set up, offering exclusively Ticino drinks: from craft beers to local wines, from soft drinks to cocktails! The magical Garden Dining is intended to be a versatile dinner where guests can sit and eat comfortably in "lounge style." Antiqua is an unmissable experience for those who want to disconnect from the daily routine and enjoy a moment of tranquility and serenity in Capriasca, 700 meters above sea level but only 15 minutes from Lugano. Reserve your place now at Garden Dining at Bigorio Convent and enjoy a memorable evening. 



The menu offers dishes distinguished by fresh local produce and simple, flavorful cuisine. Vegan and vegetarian options will be available for all five courses. The Menu will be posted soon.



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

  • With online reservation, a yoga session in the Convent chapel (maximum 9 participants) or a local wine tasting (maximum 14 participants) is available before dinner.

  • To ensure exclusivity, Antiqua will be repeated on multiple evenings, which have a maximum capacity of only 45 guests.

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

  • Registration starts with a minimum of 2 people for dinner. For the extra experiences of Yoga and Wine Tasting, one can also register individually.



Garden Bar opening: 18h00       
Optional experiences:

  • 18h45-19:45: Yoga session starts, only with the purchase of the "Extra Yoga Session" ticket. 

  • 18h45-19:45: Beginning of local wine tasting, solely with the purchase of the ticket "Extra Wine Tasting"

  • 19:45: Beginning of guided tour of the Convent included in the price for those who dine (attendance at the tour must be communicated during online reservation).

Dinner begins: 19h45 concurrently for all guests



​Garden Dining: 5-course dinner with optional Convent visit included at CHF 68 p.p.

Extra Experiences: Yoga Session or Wine Tasting for CHF 25.- p.p.


In case of bad weather the event is usually cancelled and participants will be contacted by the Antiqua Team (date will be postponed). If unable to attend, the client may request to attend one of the scheduled evenings in the following weeks, request a voucher or full compensation.



To give a gift certificate from Antiqua, you can select "Antiqua 2024 gift certificate" in the list of dates below. Should you have an Antiqua or Inticino voucher, contact us to schedule your preferred date!



At the Convent of Bigorio, in Capriasca. 

Address: Via al Convento 42, 6954 Bigorio


Compra i biglietti at the lake


For requests for private events starting from 8 people, contact: 


Antiqua team: 079 606 34 52

Giulia Panzeri (yoga instructor): 079 609 07 55  



See our general conditions

and the cancellation terms

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You can cancel your reservation and get a full refund if the cancellation request is sent up to 14 before the event date to



  • 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.


For the experience please bring:


  • Yoga mat

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

  • water

  • Ev. sunscreen

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