Locarno, elegant city with Mediterranean atmosphere
Main attractions and visits in Locarno
Benefiting from the mildest climate in Switzerland, Locarno offers, above all, an extraordinary natural setting where lemon groves, palm trees, magnolias and other Mediterranean plants blossom. It is especially relaxing to stroll through the old town admiring its Italian-style architecture. Do not miss a stop in one of the lavish municipal gardens and enjoy a drink on the terrace of a café or restaurant. From Piazza Grande, with its arcades of typical Lombard style, stroll across town and venture into one of the city’s many art galleries. Then venture to the Castello Visconteo, an imposing fortress dating from the twelfth century, which houses an archaeological museum. You will be able to admire a collection of objects discovered in the area dating from the end of the Bronze Age until the Middle Ages. The showpiece of the Museum is its rich collection of Roman glass, discovered in Ticino.