Experience

Locarno

Let the journey begin. Palm trees, magnolias, lemon trees. Sun, lakes, mountains. Indulgence, culture, tradition. That’s Ticino in a nutshell. That’s the essence of Locarno. A paradise between unspoilt nature and urban open-mindedness.

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A Mediterranean
paradise

The perfect location for your unforgettable stay. La dolce vita and all the good things in life. Where Italian charm and Swiss reliability blend into one, where Mediterranean fire meets Alpine passion: That’s the perfect location for an unforgettable holiday.

Take a walk

with me

Ready for a real taste of Locarno? Views too great for words. Views of Lago Maggiore, the Old Town, or the Sacred Mountain. To really get a feel of what Locarno is all about, we recommend exploring it on foot.

Locarno’s art

and culture

Where creativity is at home. The internationally renowned Locarno Film Festival. The pop, rock and jazz festival “Moon and Stars”. The museum for modern and contemporary art, the Ghisla Art Collection. The typical markets, local festivals, and theme events. Locarno is a vibrant place, where art and culture thrive.

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Lago Maggiore –
a place you must not miss

Escape the daily grind. Your piece of the Mediterranean in an Alpine setting. On the southern edge of the Alps, part of the Italian regions Piemonte and Lombardy in the west, heart of the Swiss sunshine canton of Ticino in the north. Crystal-clear water, unique scenery, countless hours of sunshine. Welcome to the Lago Maggiore!

Shores full of lush

Mediterranean vegetation

The best climate in Switzerland. A special climate with special vegetation: Camellia, mimosa, jasmine, olive trees and even orange and lemon trees: This Mediterranean flora is truly extraordinary.

A stroll

along the shores

Art-deco towns and untouched wilderness. Sumptuous villas and magnificent gardens. Wild nature, craggy rocks. The variety at Lago Maggiore is unsurpassed.

Subtropical paradise:

Brissago Islands

The Eden of Italy. The island of San Pancrazio awaits with its palace, medieval buildings and botanical gardens. The Isola Piccola stands out for its untouched beauty. The French poet Montesquieu also succumbed to the charms of the Brissago islands and went as far as to describe them as the “most beautiful spot in the world".

Lakeside

bliss

Swimming

The top spot for swimming. Clean beaches, natural shores, crystal-clear water: This is swimming at its best.

Windsurfing

The finest place for windsurfing. The wind in your hair, the deep blue waters below you, the indescribable sense of freedom: Lago Maggiore is a popular destination for windsurfers.

Sailing

The perfect location for sailing. Your sailing adventure starts here: For the perfect interplay between wind, sail, and rudder, look no further than Lago Maggiore.

Ticino

and its valleys

Gateway

to the Alps

Alpine charm. Impressive landscapes with distinctive peaks and craggy rocks: In Ticino, the gateway to the Alps, impressive heights and majestic summits await!

Conquer the valleys

of Ticino

Valle Maggia

Crystalline river and idyllic villages. Sculptures made from the locally sourced white marble play a main role in the largest valley of Ticino. The ancient Walser village of Bosco Gurin is a home from home for hiking and skiing enthusiasts.

Centovalli

Untouched nature and breathtaking views. The tiny Centovalli railway will take you to the most multi-faceted valley in Ticino. Impressive natural landscapes open up spectacular views.

Valle Verzasca

Enchantingly beautiful and idyllically nestled. Numerous hiking and biking routes lead through Ticino’s most historical valley. An art-theme hiking trail and the GoldenEye Bungee Jump show the valley from a different side.

Valle Onsernone

Romantically untamed, mysteriously charming. Countless hiking routes wind their way through Ticino’s wildest and most remote valley. The historical Bagni di Craveggia will kindle your thirst for adventure.

Explore Locarno’s

surroundings

Day trip to

Lavizzara and Val Bavona

The treasures in the north of Cevio. Day trip every Tuesday, by comfortable coach and with a professional guide. Discover the church of Mogno, the village of Fusio, the Foroglio waterfall and the stunning landscape of the Val Bavona. Lunch: There is the option of having lunch in a typical Grotto Ticinese. Return to Locarno: approx. 6pm

Day trip to
Milan

Fashion capital and cultural centre. Day trip every Thursday by comfortable coach and with a professional guide. Discover the heart of the capital of Lombardy with all its highlights: the Piazza del Duomo with its stunning cathedral, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the Teatro alla Scala, the Castello Sforzesco and the Via Monte Napoleone with its countless high-fashion boutiques. You are free to spend the day as you wish. Departure from Milan at 4pm, arrival in Locarno at approx. 6pm.

Viale Verbano 29
6600 Locarno-Muralto, CH

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