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Moving around in Switzerland - transportation

The first railway in Europe has appeared in Switzerland. To this day, it is considered one of the best. The train schedule here is precisely coordinated. Even if several transfers are necessary, the passenger does not have to wait more than 30 minutes between the trains. Absolutely all the cities of Switzerland are connected by rail. This is why most tourists and local residents use this type of transport in the country. Some tourists, who are not limited in money, prefer to rent a car. Despite the size of the country, there are lots of great highways with a magnificent road surface. At the same time, there is a fee for riding them that is about 45 francs. Air transport in the country also deserves a praise. The largest airline in Switzerland is SWISS, but, in addition to it, there are dozens of private ones. Buses run to each airport on a schedule. Air transport is in demand among travelers only in the case of foreign flights, since the land transport is already well developed in Switzerland. … Open

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The textile industry is one of the most important places in the construction of the economic structure. The leading position in the food industry is taken by the Nestle Corporation. The main assets of the chemical and pharmaceutical industry belong to Novartis and Hoffmann-la-Roche. Swede-Swiss concern ABB is engaged in the manufacture of turbines and electrical engineering. The mechanical engineering is focused on forge-and-press equipment and high-precision metalworking machines. In general, there are very few large enterprises in Switzerland. The economy is based on small single companies and organizations. The transport connection in Switzerland occupies a very important position in the system of European transport interchanges. The country is crossed by many important highways, in spite of the fact that it was necessary to struggle with a mountainous relief, constructing tunnels, viaducts, and bridges to build them. … Open

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Advices for travellers

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 … Open

Locarno for children - what to visit

For those who are most fond of water activities, it is worth visiting the complex “Lido Locarno” during summer. This wonderful recreation center is located on the lake shore. It offers its guests luxurious swimming pools with slides, spacious green terraces for sunbathing, a cozy café, and plenty of free space for active games and entertainment. There is also a large indoor pool in the center which you can … Open

Travel guide to Locarno

The main point of many excursion programs in Locarno is Piazza Grande. For many years, it has been the center of the cultural and business life of the city. All significant ceremonial events take place on this street. You can see beautiful historical buildings around it. Next to the square, there is a picturesque promenade, which is the focus of numerous restaurants, cafes and entertainment venues. The city has … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

The popular restaurant Osteria Ferriroli is set near the ancient winery. In the restaurant the guests are offered a vast choice of fusion cuisine dishes however the main feature of the place is still rich wine list. During the warm season some tables are served on the open air terrace that is why during meal the guests have a perfect chance to enjoy the scenic views. Classy restaurant Cittadella is specializing in … Open

Attractions and active leisure

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 … Open

Cultural excursion through Locarno - things to see

Travelers can see many interesting architectural buildings scattered around the Piazza Grande. A unique historical building is placed there. It was built more than 300 years ago and today it hosts a renowned hotel. The main natural landmark is the Verzasca valley. Many touristic routes are crossing its territory. Hiking through the ancient reservation one can reach the ancient sea wall Verzasca Dam. This stroll will … Open

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