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Summer holidays Locarno

Location: Locarno, Ticino
Famous for its climate, the mildest in Switzerland, with around 2,300 hours of sunshine per year, and for its International Film Festival, which takes place in August, Locarno is a small charming town which has spread over the wide delta of the river Maggia in the Italian part of Switzerland. The sunny banks of Lake Maggiore, the Mediterranean flora in its parks, and the various opportunities for relaxation, as well as a wide range of hotels are all an invitation to stay.
 
The centre of the old town is the Piazza Grande, a large sun-drenched square with elegant shops and boutiques, pavement cafes and restaurants. Locarno is a starting point for many excursions in the valleys or around the lake, particularly animated during the summer with music in the squares, cultural events and a lively nightlife. 

The Ticino Ticket
New for 2017, this card, available to all guests staying in a hotel within Ticino, gives guests free public transport in the region. It also offers discounts on cable cars, boats and main tourist attractions.
 
Browse our offers in nearby Ascona and Lugano
 

 

 

Key facts

  • Location: Locarno
  • Language: Italian
  • Transfer time from Zürich: 3h 19


2 nights & flights at 3* Hotel Du Lac from £262pp


This charming hotel situated in the pedestrianised centre of Locarno, is close to Lago Maggiore and the Grande Piazza. The train and bus stations are within easy walking distance. The hotel has a cheerful breakfast room, a sun terrace where breakfast is served - weather permitting and a lift. The rooms have a bath or shower, WC, radio, TV, telephone, hairdryer, minibar and a safe. The hotel has a non-smoking policy throughout.

Special Offer - 4 night package at the 4* Superior Hotel Belvedere from £665pp


Situated in an elevated position above Locarno, and yet just a few minutes walk from the centre of the town, the Belvedere enjoys a quiet location, with great views over the city and towards the lake. Stylishly furnished throughout, the hotel offers a swimming pool, sauna, steam bath, fitness room, bar, and library. Soak up the sunshine in the large garden or play games such as table tennis and petanque. All 89 rooms face south with lake and mountain views. Most have a balcony or loggia.

Inclusions:
- return flights from the UK
- rail transfers
- half fare card
- Ticino transport ticket
- welcome drink
- daily breakfast
- 2x 3-course dinners
- free use of the spa facilities

From £665pp
Based on two people sharing a standard double room. Offer valid until 13 April 2017.