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The Church of Madonna del Sasso is located on a mountain slope. It is open to the public from 6:30 to 19:00 for free. You can take a short walk through the picturesque wooded Torrente Ramon gorge to explore it. The duration of the trip is 20 minutes. You can also take the funicular to Orselina station. It runs every quarter of an hour.
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You can use the network of other lifts after the tour of the church. You can get to Cardada station. It is located even closer to the top of the mountain. If you get here you will have the opportunity to stand on the observation platform or go for a ride on a mountain bike. You can also go trekking in the summer months. You will get the opportunity to ski here in winter.

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Mountainous Verzasca River has a length of 30 kilometers and a depth of 10 meters. However, there are places with dangerous undercurrents on it. The water is very cold and clear. That's why you can't swim here. But if you come here in the period from the end of spring to the first days of September you can admire the beauty of the river and the colorful stones on its banks. You will walk along the Roman-era stone bridge. It has the shape of an arch. If you have the courage to take a scuba dive you can get acquainted with the river underwater world. Copyright
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Places for Bungee Jumping

You will have the opportunity to experience the thrill of bungee jumping during your holiday in Locarno. The first place is located 3 kilometers west of the city. The Isorno River Gorge is located here. There is a steel viaduct here. It has a height of 75 meters. It is from it that you can make jumps. You will be tied to an elastic cable.
The second place for bungee jumping is the Verzasca Dam. Its length is 380 meters. The height of the dam reaches 220 meters. It was built on the river of the same name. It became famous after one of the "Bond" movies released. The wind blows all the time in this place. But you can repeat the jump of James bond. You will get a chance to choose your own jump option. You can jump face-first, back-first, or with your hands on the rope.
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Cruise on Lake Maggiore and Brissago Island

You can take a boat cruise on the picturesque Lake Maggiore during your vacation in Locarno. You can choose the route on your own. For example, you will have the opportunity to go to the island of Brissago. There is a reserve here. Your acquaintance with unique representatives of flora and fauna will take place here. A tour of the Botanical garden located on the island will be arranged for you. The reserve staff will tell you about tropical and subtropical plants in several languages.
Lichtkunst "Brillant par Tradition" in Locarno

Entertainment at the Lido Locarno Water and Entertainment Complex

You can visit the Lido Locarno Water and Entertainment Complex in any weather. There are several pools here. You will get a chance to swim in any of them. If you swim in the outdoor pools you will be able to enjoy the amazing views of the Alpine Mountains.
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Lake Maggiore is located near Lido Locarno. You will also have the opportunity to swim there. However, keep in mind that the water temperature does not exceed 18°C in it.

You can also have fun on 4 water slides. One of them is extreme. If you make the descent down it you will have to hang on to your hands first. You will let them go then and find yourself in a closed tube. You will roll down it and get into the pool after that.

Visit the City Ice Rink “Locarno on Ice”

If you arrive in Locarno between mid-November and mid-January you will have the opportunity to have fun at the ice rink called Locarno on Ice. It is located on the Piazza Grande in the city center. The ice rink is open from 10 am to 1 am. You can go ice skating and taste dishes of local cuisine here.
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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Locarno
♥   Restaurant 'Osteria Chiara' Muralto. Type - Traditional cuisine. 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Aerodromo da Nani' Ascona. Type - Regional cuisine|Traditional cuisine. 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Ecco' Ascona. Type - Creative. 2.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Seven Asia' Ascona. Type - Asian. 2.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Della Carrà' Ascona. Type - Regional cuisine. 2.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Locarno
♥   Castle 'Cuasso al Monte Castle' Cuasso al Monte, 26 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Caldè Castle' Caldè, 26.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Frascarolo Castle' Induno Olona, 35.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Velate Tower' Varese, 36.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Varese Castle' Varese, 37.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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