Locarno (Italian: [loˈkarno], German: [loˈkarno]; Ticinese: Locarn [loˈkɑːrn]; formerly in German: Luggárus [luˈɡaːrʊs]) is a southern Swiss town and municipality in the district Locarno (and its capital), located on the northern shore of Lake Maggiore at its northeastern tip in the canton of Ticino at the southern foot of the Swiss Alps. It has a population of about 16,000 (proper), and about 56,000 for the agglomeration of the same name including Ascona besides other municipalities.
Restaurants in Locarno
4.5 based on 443 reviews
The place is very big and the environment is exciting.
The combination of free raptors and people taking care of them in a safe context, allows you to perceive the stateliness of such birds.
Why do those birds stay there, without going away, being free? Because there are professional people who take care of those big birds and giving them love and receiving love from them, in the mutual respect.
We were two adults and three children but, in front of such a situation, we were five (5) children guided by our imagination, while the big birds were flying close to us (one of them, about 9 kilograms of weight, flying above my head so near me that it gave me a caress with the feathers of one of its wings).
Intense and deep emotions for younger and older people.
Thank you to the whole staff, who provided us all the right and needed informations, for understanding those birds and the relationships between the staff, taking care of the raptors, and the birds themselves.
4.5 based on 295 reviews
We always stop here, when we are driving up the valley to go swim in the beautiful waters north of the Dam.
It is quite impressive, very high and beautiful view of the lake and the valey.
Funny thing is always to watch the bungee jumpers, but be aware they only start in the afternoon. One Jump is around CHF 250.-, at least it was this price when we asked mid of July 2017.
Would I drive up here only for the dam? No. But it s a nice stop if you are anyway driving up here.
However if you are a James Bond Fan this is of course a must see place ;-)
4.5 based on 374 reviews
Lido Locarno is a unique oasis for recreation, sport and well-being.Its hot spring, swimming pool, water slides and play pools make it the best equipped stateof-the-art aquatic park in Ticino. Indoor and outdoor pools are open throughout the year and are located on one of the most beautiful Beaches of Lake Maggiore, surrounded by a dramatic alpine scenery on one side and the magnificent lake on the other. Visitors can swim, relax and have fun in the pool and lose themselves in the lake's tranquility.
4 based on 397 reviews
On our visit to Locarno we hoped to spend a little time in Piazza Grande but little did we know there was a summer music festival going on! Manage to grab a glimpse between all the staging and fencing, looks a nice square but not able to appreciate it this time.
4.5 based on 49 reviews
Parco delle Camelie is a small garden on the shores of Lake Maggiore. It has a few flowering trees and plants (not only camellias) and small pond. It's a great place to spend an hour enjoying the nature and then the lake's beach is just nearby.
4.5 based on 38 reviews
If you do not like the big museums, where thousands of people stand iin your way to look one of the thousands pictures, then this is your place. With 8 rooms only, this little museum still offers some amazing stuff. I'm sure, also for your taste there will be two or three pieces that make it worth the entrance ticket and the time to look around. A nice escape frome the tourist mess, with precious pieces of art to admire.
4 based on 56 reviews
I will confess that pottery and glass do not feature highly amongst items which attract me to visit a museum but I have to admit that I found these displays of interest.
The building even more so. I found exploring the passages and rooms great fun and the display featuring the costumes and historic pictures of the town were well worth a visit.
4.5 based on 26 reviews
Unassuming exterior belies very interesting interior, from old frescoes to ultra-modern altar & lectern. Not at all what we expected from the outside of the building. Great place for quiet contemplation.
4 based on 29 reviews
This beautiful square in the heart of the Old Town of Locarno got its name from the church S. Antonio. The entrance to the town's Art Museum Casa Rusca is located on the left-hand side of the church.
This church boasts some good statuary and paintings. It has one really nice altar in a side chapel, which is labeled in Italian. The church is a bit dark as most of the lighting comes from some plain glass windows high up in the church. Nice place to drop in if walking by. The plaza in front has a nice Fountain and a couple of restaurants.
3.5 based on 52 reviews
It was not fun at all, the staff was not friendly and it was a tiny place, not much selection of games and the bar almost empty...
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