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City break in Locarno. Active leisure ideas for Locarno - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Castello Visconteo in Locarno 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 the area should take a tour Centovalli Railway. The Centovalli train route will go through the most picturesque places. Travelers will find out many interesting facts of the ancient city history during the tour. On-water entertainments fans should visit the Lido Locarno water park. It offers exciting attractions for adrenaline addicts and playing grounds for the youngest visitors as well as the water pools with spacious decking for cozy leisure.
Ethnic cuisine of Locarno is a traditional fondue, fragrant wines and simple but rich dishes. The city boasts gastronomic establishments of different trends that is why choosing a proper … Open
Not far from the city center there is a natural zone named Falconeria. This scenic nature nook is of immense popularity among eco-tourists. The park area has specially paved routes for cycling and strolling as well as a specialized picnic area. Another good place for hiking is Verzasca valley. This vast natural zone boasts its scenic views.
Locarno hosts the only operating in the country casino which is Casino di Locarno. Evenings it attracts people desiring to try their fate. The casino has turned into one of the most important city sights. In warm period boat trips on Lake Maggiore is one of the most popular types of recreation among city visitors. Nature enthusiasts can visit the Brissago island famous for its natural landmarks. Almost the entire territory of the island is taken with a reservation where the rarest sorts of plants and flowers are growing. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Locarno is an astonishing city with hot Italian temper. The first reference about the city dates back to the 8th century. The city has preserved the historical landmarks of different epochs. … Open
The ancient beautiful city has much to offer the lovers of conventional modern entertainments. Evenings the city guests are invited by the numerous night clubs and bars. Interesting boutiques and souvenir shops are stuffed at every turn. Experienced travelers advise to hunt the souvenirs in the historical part of the town. Within the year Locarno hosts several interesting festivals with the engaging programs offering numerous exciting events. The upscale event is Locarno International Film Festival taking place in August and attracting many guests from other countries.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Locarno
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale della Val Grande' , 30.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Monte San Giorgio' , 30.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch' , 65.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Locarno
♥   Amusement park 'Volandia' Somma Lombardo, 60.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Safari Park' Pombia, 60.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Greenland' Limbiate, 68.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Minitalia' Capriate San Gervasio, 85.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Minigolf Adventure' Milano, 85.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Locarno
♥   Water park 'Gardaland waterpark' Milano, 80.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Ondaland' Vicolungo, Novara, 82 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Alpamare' Freienbach, 114.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'River Park' Rivergaro, 152.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Locarno
♥   Restaurant 'La Rinascente Gourmet' Locarno. Type - Mediterranean cuisine. 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'lachiesa' Locarno-Monti Trinità. Type - Mediterranean cuisine. 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Osteria del Centenario' Muralto. Type - Mediterranean cuisine. 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'il Ristorante' ORSELINA. Type - Italian. 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Antica Osteria Il Malatesta' Muralto. Type - Italian. 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

City tours, excursions and tickets in Locarno and surroundings

Sites around Locarno from our surveys on extreme Earth places

Gotthard-Strassen tunnel

From the series “The greatest tunnels in the world”
One of the world’s longest tunnels is the Gotthard Road Tunnel. It is 17000 metres long. The underground motorway under the Lepontine Alps has specially been built to connect two major cantons – the northern Canton of Uri and the southern canton of Ticino. The construction began in 1969 and has been lasting for 11 years. Trips through the tunnel are easy and comfortable. The lighting system is carefully designed. … Read further

Borromeo Palace

From the series “The most wonderful castles and palaces”
On the Italian island of Isola-Bella is the beautiful Palace Borromeo, whose design is uniquely beautiful and impressive. The beautiful baroque palace, built in the 16th century, is located on the almost entire territory of the tiny island and forms a unified complex with the incredibly beautiful park zone. The palace was ordered by King Charles III. Who gave the chic building on the tiny uninhabited island of his wife Izabelle. … Read further
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City break ideas for neighbours of Locarno

Guide to your best city break in Locarno - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Locarno - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Locarno?' disappears immediately.
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