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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

Economy roadmap of Switzerland

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

Active recreation

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 … 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

Traditions and mentality of Locarno

Fans of event tourism would be interested in visiting the city on August 1, when locals celebrate their National Day. This holiday is always celebrated on a large scale, long tables full of traditional treats are set up on city streets and squares. Artists and musicians perform on the streets where sporting and culinary competitions are held. Fireworks are necessarily launched in the evening, street festivities do … 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 - 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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