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

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.
Locarno is a great place for an active family vacation. The city has many attractions and interesting entertainment centers. Its main attraction is the ancient castle Visconti – an amazing … 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
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
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.
The Swiss city attracts fans of classic golf as well as a mini version of the game. Within Locarno and outside it, one can find several great golf clubs. For example, Golf Club Patriziale Ascona or Golf Gerre Losone, which are considered the most popular golf centers for both tourists and locals. As for minigolf courses, it's worth mentioning the best ones - Bosco Isolino and Terzotempo a Campofelice. These clubs are sure to please every visitor - both independent tourists and those traveling with a family.
Locarno is a distinctive Swiss town known to many travelers thanks to the annual film festival taking place here. Today, it is one of the most significant in the world. For the first time, … Open
Locarno boasts a number of good sports complexes perfectly suitable for tourists who keep their figure even on vacations. In the open-air Centro Sportivo del Gambarogno, visitors can play football, thus having a great time with other players. Nearby is BMX Club Ticino where everyone can rent a bike and ride it. In the same area, you will find L'oasi Equestrian Center - a wonderful place to cheer up with the help of horseback riding. Ride a horse not only in the equestrian center but also outside it, among the picturesque green landscapes Locarno is so famous for.
Lichtkunst "Brillant par Tradition" in Locarno Another facility - Centro Sportivo Nazionale della Gioventù - invites tourists and locals who come here for an excellent rest to splash around in a medium-sized pool, practice their accuracy at the gun range, ride a bicycle, and play team games - in a word, to have a lot of fun. The city provides conditions for car racing entertainment and competing with other participants, and Kart Longhi is the perfect place for that. Locarno has several great places where you can have a picnic and set up camp, as well as just have a good time in a pastoral atmosphere. This is about Camping Bellavista this kind of leisure. Other atmospheric locations include Campofelice Camping Village and Camping Tamaro Resort where people can enjoy carefree hours calmly and peacefully.
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
Active pastime at Seilpark Gordola will surely be remembered by everyone who has visited it for a long time. The rope town offers courses of various difficulty levels suitable for both beginners and more experienced visitors. Apart from that, zipline and paintball are also available here. Regardless of what kind of sports visitors choose, the time spent here brings only the most pleasant experience. The most popular cinema in town is PalaCinema, not least due to its comfortable hall. Such a great tour as Ticino Experience invites Locarno guests to feel like locals and spend time in a pastoral atmosphere in a country house, and thus have a wonderful experience.
While in Locarno, be sure to include a walk through the picturesque garden Parco delle Camelie in your tourist route. The place is of particular interest in spring and summer when the weather is fine and beautiful camellias are blossoming here at every corner (thanks to which the garden got its name). The park is a quiet and secluded place where people go to escape from the bustle of the city and have a nice time in a serene atmosphere. However, you can also relax in Termali Salini & Spa known for its pleasant atmosphere. The spa is noteworthy in that it offers magnificent views of the snowy Alps, a beautiful thermal zone, massages, as well as relaxation rooms.
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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
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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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