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Castello Visconteo in Locarno 1. Setting off to the local restaurants one should take into account some of the important points. The tips are given to a waiter only in case if these are not included into the total sum. The cash reward should not accede 10% of total order sum and the tips should be given only after the waiter brings the change.
2. All the wholesale marts and shopping accept center credit cards. The system of cashless transfers spreads over the restaurants and refueling stations as well. Withdrawing cash from the card is a real challenge as the ATMs are placed only in the top banks areas.
3. Prudent tourists apart from numerous restaurants and cafés should also pay attention to cookeries and gastronomies placed around the major shopping centers. There one can buy take away hot pastry and salads. The quality of foods in such establishments is still extremely high.
4. The tours are advised to be taken in groups as in this case the tickets will cost much less. Travelers who want to visit the major city landmarks and check out the entertaining program of the city should visit one of the tourist information centers.
5. The utility supply voltage is 220V, most of the hotels are equipped with the European standard power sockets. But some hotels may still perform the sockets of the old patter. The connectors and adapters may be demanded at the reception or be bought in specialized stores in advance. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. The weather in Locarno is rather unpredictable, that is why warm clothing is a must even during warm season if you are setting to this touristic destination. Setting off to a long trip you should better take an umbrella as a threat of rain is rather high even in clear sky.
7. The city has a developed and branched public system of transportation. One can get by bus to any borough of the city as well as simply cruise the suburbs of Locarno. The only transport available at night is taxi which is better to be called for by phone. You should take into account that giving tips to the taxi driver is not customary in the city.
Locarno is a good chance for active leisure enthusiasts. The city boasts scenic natural areas, a variety of entertainment centers and shops. Travelers eager to view the natural landmarks of … Open
8. There are discounts provided for retirees for some types of tours and cultural events. To get a discount one should necessarily provide documentary evidence.
9. Experienced travelers advise to exchange the currency before entering the country as the city lacks currency exchange counters and the exchange rates offered there are not the most profitable ones. Some boutiques and souvenir stores accept US dollars however national currency is the most profitable way of payments.
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What to visit being in Locarno - unique sights

Contra Dam

From the series “The Greatest Dams in the World”
'The role' of the dam in the film was quite impressive. The agent 007 jumped from Contra Dam, when hundreds of thousands of fans came to this area. Since then, thousands of people strive to repeat the leap of the agent. The dam serves as a place for Bunjee Jumping. Contra Dam is also known among the fans of the other film - Dhoom 3. This was one of the most exciting moments of culminating. The tourists, who are not ready for such breathtaking entertainments, have a wide range of excursions. During the hike through the most beautiful places, you can learn about the history of the dam building and its peculiarities. … Read further

Gotthard-Strassen tunnel

From the series “The Greatest Tunnels in the World”
Those motorists who wish to go for a ride through the longest tunnel in Switzerland should definitely pay attention to the observance of the speed mode. The maximum tunnel’s speed limit is 80 km/h. Besides, a distance of 150 metres between the vehicles is advised. Fright transport is the major hazard in the tunnel, as traffic flows are very intense. The last major accident, which led to the death of 11 people, occurred in 2001 due to a collision of two trucks. Considering that the tunnel allocate only one lane in each direction, the above mentioned limitations of speed and distance does not seem to be a formality. … Read further

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Travelling to Locarno - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Locarno. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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