Ticino, Switzerland, Locarno
Guests are made to feel welcome as soon as they step over the threshold and the location is excellent - set close to Locarno’s train station and boat quay creating a perfect base to explore this delightful region. The lakeside promenade lends itself for evening strolls just 2 minutes’ from the hotel entrance.
Board basis options available
Dominated by the Madonna del Sasso church, which is reached by funicular from the town centre, Locarno has a lovely lakeside promenade, where colourful flora flourishes in the warm climate, and a medieval old town full of little shops and cafés. Our hotels in Locarno offer you a great choice of accommodation. The impressive ‘Piazza Grande’ is famous for its frequent concerts and other events. Visit the unspoilt nature of the valley of Verzasca or head into the hills by cable-car to enjoy the cool air and super panoramic views, or take a boat ride on the lake to Italy.
For those staying in Locarno hotels, there are lots of activities and excursions to keep you busy. Among its major attractions are a lovely lake promenade lined with flowers and palm trees, luxuriant sub-tropical parks and gardens, access to wonderful wild valleys such as Valle Verzasca and the Centovalli - famous for its dramatic rail routes - and the ambient 'Piazza Grande' famous for its frequent concerts and other events. Boat rides can be taken to the Islands of Brissago in Switzerland, or the Borromean Islands and Stresa in Italy. A free return trip up Cardada is included for guests on holidays in Ascona who stay 7 or more nights.
For more information on travel and transport visit our Locarno page
£4 (bus)/£14 (boat)
Return fares by bus (approx. 10 mins), or by boat (approx. 20 mins) between the resorts.
Guided coach excursion to Milan*
£60, full day
Get the most out of your visit to this beautiful, historical Italian city on this guided coach excursion. Visit the ‘il Duomo’ cathedral, ‘La Scala’ theatre, the Sforza castle and the famous shopping area ‘La Galleria’.
Centovalli train excursion to Stresa*
An unforgettable journey by rail and boat on the ‘Lago Maggiore Express’ across the ‘100 valleys’,to Stresa and the Borromean islands. N.B. Train excursions commence from Locarno. Guests of Ascona must pay for bus or boat to Locarno where applicable.
£30 (Locarno), £20 (Ascona), daily
Return boat ticket to the island, including free entrance fee.
£10, daily (1/2 hour by rail).
Many more options available locally through your Representative.
*Book locally – price for guidance only. Prices shown include travel card discount
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