on the
sunny side

enjoy the ticino cuisine

lots of activity options

near the beautiful lake

Plenty of sun

The area of ​​Locarno exerts a mild, subtropical climate on the visitor’s charm. Enjoy the wholesome Ticino cuisine and Mediterranean wines, wander through pristine valleys, swim in the Lake or take to the hiking and skiing area above Locarno with the panoramic lift.


Various attractions such as the International Film Festival, the, Moon and Stars’ music festival with international pop artists or the Jazz Festival in nearby Ascona, make Locarno the cultural center of the region.

Sport options

Fishing, swimming, climbing, cycling, paragliding, golf, inline skating, mountain biking, horse riding, sailing, skiing, surfing, diving, tennis, walking, water skiing, canyoning.

Tips for trips

Besides the many excursions around Lake Maggiore recommend other tours: The picturesque Maggiatal waiting with attractive pebble beaches on the river, picturesque villages of stone houses and countless hiking possibilities. The Verzasca Valley is popular for uneaten in the stone riverbed, which invites countless weekends to Sonnanbaden. The city of Bellinzona with its medieval fortifications UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Attractions Subtropical vegetation and climate
Local specialities including wines
Unspoilt mountain landscapes and picturesque villages
Sunbathing at the lakeside and along the many mountain streams
Cultural highlights and great dining
Sports and adventure
Cultural Highlights International filmfestival in Locarno (August)
Moon and Stars music-festival in Locarno with international pop-acts (July)
Jazz festival in Ascona (June)
Blues festival in the Valle Maggia (July)
Camelie festival in Locarno (March)
Midieval fortifications in Bellinzona (UNESCO World Heritage)
Shopping Supermarkets in walking distance (5 minutes walk)
Waterfront of Ascona mit boutiques and art galeries (10 minutes drive)
Old city of Locarno with Piazza Grande (10 minutes walk)
Famous markets in Luino und Cannobio (30-50 minutes drive)
Noble boutiques and shopping in Lugano (40 minutes drive)
Shopping in the italian metropolis mailand (90 minutes drive)
Sports and Adventure: Golf
Water-skiing / wakeboarding
Cliff diving
alpine climbing
Free climbing
roller blading
horseback riding
Rope adventure park
Local Services: grocerie stores and shopping
Fitness center
Indoor swimming pool and wellness
Car service stations
extensive bus network
Train station
Ship connections on the lake
Highway access