Thank you Locarno Film Festival for an extraordinary edition, amazing weather, great hospitality and the exciting Alliance for Development program! It was a pleasure being a part of it! Grazie, danke, merci!
LOCARNO for travelers:
The town of Locarno is located on the northern shore of Lake Maggiore on the Maggia´s delta. It is the third largest city in the Ticino canton with population of about 16.000. The official language is Italian.
2,300 hours of sunshine per year, palm and lemon trees give the city its special charm. The heart of the city is the Piazza Grande. The narrow lanes of the Old Town all lead to the Piazza. Castello Visconteo, a castle dating back to the 12th century, lies at the edge of the Old Town. About a fifth of the castle has been preserved in its original state.
The pilgrimage church of Madonna del Sasso is located above Locarno, in Orselina. The church is said to have been established as a result of an appearance of the Virgin Mary. It is the most notable sight in Locarno, and boasts an extraordinary view of the city, the lake and the mountains.
Best experience: The view of the lake and mountains from Orselina. The spectacular open air screenings on Piazza Grande. A walk along the lake.
Best restaurants: Ristorante Da Valentino, Ristorante Centovalli, Ristorante Al Castagneto