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Locarno, the Franciscan Santuario della Madonna del Sasso. Suisse
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Locarno Interesting : Michelin's recommendations


Locarno enjoys a privileged climate, set in a sunny bay of Lake Maggiore whose bend narrows as it approaches the delta formed by the River Maggia. From March onwards, there are flowering hydrangeas, camellias or magnolias. Its gardens, lakeside, slopes dotted with vineyards or Orselina villas and Cardada heights make this fine city a pleasant place to stroll in.

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Tourist attractions Locarno : Things to see and do

  • Piazza Grande Interesting

    Piazza Grande CH - 6600 Locarno

    This is a popular spot for tourists and a well-known location with locals. The long paved square attracts the crowds with its arcades lined with shops, cafés and restaurants. Its old houses with balconies in pastel colours add an extra charm and the ..

  • Casa Rusca Interesting

    Piazza Sant’Antonio CH - 6600 Locarno

    The municipal gallery contains temporary exhibitions of modern artists. The rooms are arranged over three rooms on arcades surrounding an internal courtyard. Names such as Ferdinand Holder and Cuno Amiet have exhibited here and the artists often leav..

  • San Francesco Church

    Via Cittadella 20 CH - 6600 Locarno

    Consecrated in 1230 by the Bishop of Côme, this church was greatly changed in the 16C. Inside, the nave has two bas-côtés separated by five twin columns in granite from the Ascona region. Note the wooden vault above the nave. A large fresco of the An..

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Hotels Locarno

  • Hotel Excelsior Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Via Simone da Locarno 12 CH - 6600 Locarno

    Prix Prices from : 140 CHF

    Situated just 100 metres from the waterfront at Lake Maggiore, Hotel Excelsior offers a rich buffet breakfast, a bar with outside terrace overlooking the garden and free Wi-Fi. All rooms have private balconies. Excelsior Hotel is located in Locarno’..

  • ibis locarno

    Via Giuseppe Cattori 6 CH - 6600 LOCARNO

    The ibis Locarno hotel is located in the heart of the town of Locarno, just a few minutes' walk from the lake, the ferry terminal, the Piazza Grande and the casino. It is 100% non-smoking. The hotel is fully air-conditioned and has 83 rooms, of which..

  • Hotel Elvetico Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Via Vallemaggia 31 CH - 6600 Locarno

    Prix Prices from : 110 CHF

    This bright hotel is only 700 metres from Locarno’s Piazza Grande, the town’s main square just off the lakefront promenade. Its restaurant serves meals on a beautiful garden terrace. Rooms at Hotel Elvetico have a spacious balcony with sun loungers...

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Restaurants Locarno

  • La Cittadella Comfortable restaurant 

    via Cittadella 18 CH - 6600 Locarno

    The style of the interiors is rustically elegant with exposed beams in the few rooms available. Traditional specialties reign supreme on the menus. A more typical setting at the Trattoria del Cittadella for Italian style cuisine with the inevitable p..

  • Locanda Locarnese Comfortable restaurant 

    via Bossi 1 CH - 6600 Locarno

    Hidden in a narrow street, this peaceful yet modern restaurant offers Mediterranean cuisine that follows seasonal changes. The atmosphere is set by the large fireplace that makes the customer feel he is being hosted in a private house; friendly servi..

  • La Rinascente Gourmet Comfortable restaurant 

    Via al Tazzino 3 CH - 6600 Locarno

    Mediterranean cuisine that includes dishes such as tagliolini in a mullet sauce, chickpeas with aubergine parmigiana, and veal loin cooked with 'ras' spices and emulsion of courgette. As for dessert, allow yourself to be tempted by crêpe Suzette prep..

  • Belvedere Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    via ai Monti della Trinità 44 CH - 6600 Locarno

  • La Trattoria Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    via Cittadella 18 CH - 6600 Locarno

  • Da Valentino Comfortable restaurant 

    via Torretta 7 CH - 6600 Locarno

    Jealously guarded in the old town, this small restaurant in a rustic-elegant style is a stone's throw from the main square. Light and tasty Mediterranean cuisine.

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