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Preparing your trip to Locarno: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Locarno und sein Heiligtum 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
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.
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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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9. The Swiss are a very reserved and humble people. It's not accepted to talk loudly in the streets, to flap your arms or behave defiantly.
10. Despite the high level of security, tourists are not protected from a possible encounter with pocket thieves. The most dangerous places are markets and public transport. Thefts frequently happen during the holidays.
11. Being in Switzerland, it is important to have the same rhythm of life as the locals do. The haste is not welcome here. All activities should be planned, and therefore you have to book hotels and buy tickets in advance.
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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. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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