"Locarno +++ The Cannes of Switzerland" Locarno by sabsi

Locarno Travel Guide: 114 reviews and 267 photos

I have been at the Lago Maggiore several times so this page is about Locarno as well as about Lago Maggiore!

I've been here for a few days in 1991 and back then we used Locarno as a base for day trips around the Italian part of Switzerland and North Italy. Afterwards I was here for day trips only. Unfortunately I haven't got loads to tell you about the city - what I enjoyed most was swimming at the Lido every morning and evening!



Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Best weather of Switzerland and nice "Italian" villages!
  • Cons:Switzerland = Expensive! Go over the Italian border for cheaper prices!
  • In a nutshell:Palmtrees, sunshine, lakes ...
  • Last visit to Locarno: Aug 1999
  • Intro Written Sep 10, 2002
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  • scrooge1947's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2004 at 12:11 PM

    Switzerland certainly offered different weather patterns and scenery, really enjoyed 3 weeks there in 2003.

  • JudyinPA's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2004 at 5:44 AM

    This was a big help in planning my trip to Locarno in May. Even thought of staying at the same campground. You gave me some good ideas where to go while there.........Thanks

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2003 at 9:06 PM

    These look some lovely around Locarno too. Sounds a great place where you camped at. Wow what a let down on the weather but great it turned out better in the end.:-)

  • Tolik's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2002 at 5:34 PM

    Lovely pictures, good tips!


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