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Piazza Grande, Locarno

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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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  • If you're in Locarno, you must at least walk across the Piazza Grande. The buildings are beautiful and you're sure to find the perfect cafe for a coffee or drink.  more »
  • a lovely square surrounded by buildings with balconies, wide enough so one can be quite near the stage. i was there in july 2015 for a concert, not 2016.  more »
  • Our first trip to Locarno so thought we should take at look at the old town. The narrow streets leading up the hill away from Piazza Grande were intersting but we were rather disappointed in the piazz...  more »
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  • Interesting place for a weekend. But almost all shops are closed on Sundays so it's not really a place for shopping. The square is also quite small so I would recommend visiting other nearby towns such as Ascona on the same day.
  • A nice-looking plaza with restaurants (hard to say anything beyond that).
  • Large open square that is the place to be during the film festival and an average tourist trap during the rest of the year.
  • Una piazza increddibile! Evventi internazionali come il Festival del Film, Moon and Stars è diversi altri durante tutto l'anno What a famous public place! There are not only the well known international events like Moon and Stars festival or the Film Festival in July / August.... no in winter is a Ice-field and many other happenibgs during all Year Bravo Locarno !
  • We visited on a Monday - it was very very quiet