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Locarno

(4.1/5 based on 1,900+ reviews for top 20 attractions)
Things to do: sightseeing, wildlife areas, theme parks
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland. Located on the northern shore of Lake Maggiore in the Italian-speaking Ticino region, visitors come for picturesque strolls around the lake, boat excursions, and exploring the old city by foot. The city is home to several heritage sites; in fact, the entire city of Locarno is listed on the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites. Our Switzerland trip generator combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.
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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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