Falconeria Locarno, Locarno

4.5
#1 of 33 in Outdoors in Canton of Ticino
Learn more about the ancient art of falconry and watch live demonstrations at Falconeria Locarno. Originating 4,000 years ago on the Asian plains, this form of hunting was first brought to Europe by Emperor Frederick II of Hohenstaufen after visiting Arabia. Watch falcons, eagles, owls, vultures, and other birds of prey take part in acrobatic flights right in front of and above you. Commentary on the characteristics of each species and the history of falconry are given during the show, but only in German and Italian. Between shows, checkout the aviaries, grab a snack, speak with the falconers, or walk the grounds. Check the website for more information and daily show times. Make Falconeria Locarno part of your personalized Locarno itinerary using our Locarno vacation generator.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Stops time and let yourself be carried away by emotions. For adults and children each their own pleasure.
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  • August 18, 2017
    With beautiful birds and a show where the latter you touch the scalp, how not to put the best notes. I recommend to anyone who likes a both or can the animals or who would want to watch these mythical birds in my eyes. Tip: If you want to see the birds closely when they don't move too much, put you at the edge of the stage, trainers wear on their arms to these places on the duration of the show
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  • August 18, 2017
    A close look at those wonderful birds of prey was really exciting! Recommend a visit because it really deserves. Falconry is well taken care of and allows everyone to admire his guests. The marabu are impressive:)
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  • Nice show and amazing birds, I really love this place. Hope you will enjoy it as well.
  • Small park but great flying display. An hour of non stop bird flying. Enjoyed it.
  • We watched the show for an hour, it was raining yet it still went on and the birds were fabulous, very well trained and my kids loved how they flew over our heads. We spent about half an hour looking at all the birds in their enclosures, would have spent longer but it was raining. There is a small cafe, gift shop with lovely items for kids, and a playground. We caught the local bus to and from the venue.
  • A great morning. The birds were incredible and the show very entertaining.
  • Show is fun.

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Where to stay in Locarno

Overlooking the waterfront of Lake Maggiore, picturesque Locarno has plenty to offer in terms of accommodations. A collection of charming, mid-market, family-run guesthouses and bed and breakfasts dot the shoreline, where you can enjoy a cozy stay in this vacation spot. On the east side of the cape stretches a long promenade, while the west side features a beach and public pool; immediate access to these depends on the position of your lodging. A little further inland you'll find a couple of hostels, a good option for budget-minded travelers willing to compromise on view.
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