Visit Locarno – the Mediterranean soul of Switzerland!
While away the hours at the lake during the day, and in the evening venture into the old town's buzzing nightlife. Romantic accommodation awaits both in and around Locarno.
The sunny city of Locarno is located on the northern shore of Lake Maggiore in the canton of Ticino. It has about 15,000 inhabitants and is one of the warmest cities in the country. With around 2300 hours of sunshine per year, mild temperatures, and Latin charm, Locarno attracts many guests from around the world.
The picturesque town offers a wide selection of hotels, charming bed & breakfasts or ideally-located apartments in every price range, plus cosy rooms or private accommodations. One of the first harbingers of spring is the camellia, and Locarno traditionally welcomes the new season with the Festival of Camellias, the most important European event of its kind, which includes the International Camellia exhibition.
A special gem is the splendid Camellia Park, one of the largest in Europe, featuring almost 1,000 different varieties. Every year, Locarno provides an impressive backdrop for the International Film Festival and the award ceremony of the Silver and Gold Leopard. During the 11-day event, the Piazza Grande transforms its artistically-painted facades and arcades into the most beautiful movie theatre in the world. In the summer, numerous open-air concerts take place here. In July (among other events) is the famous music festival "Moon and Stars".
The streets of the old town invite you to stroll, and culinary delights can be enjoyed in the many cafes and restaurants. If the hustle and bustle of the city is too much, you can take the cable car up to the most important pilgrimage church in the Italian part of Switzerland, the Sanctuary "Madonna del Sasso" in Orselina. From this location, one will enjoy an unforgettable view of the lake and the city’s treasures.
Discover Switzerland with our host offers
Three different foot massages of 60 minutes each: CHF 70.-- each - Relaxation foot massage cleanses and harmonizes all organs. - Soul-energetic foot massage works against stress and anxiety, and releases blockages. - Restorative foot massage works on all levels of existence and supports the guest in his/her individual process.
Individual Theme Packages 2021
Relax for a weekend or for several days. Or actively discover nature! We offer various themed packages (starting at CHF 245 per person / 2 nights): Wellness, Active Yoga & Wellness, Active Hiking & Relax, Active Biking & Relax. New: Stand Up Paddle or Stand Up Paddle Yoga & Relax on Lake Lugano. Each package includes one or more soothing, professionally performed massages: https://www.casa-santo-stefano.ch/Individual-Packages_en
Ride in an Historic Carriage Interlaken-Viktoria
Enjoy a ride in an historic carriage Interlaken-Viktoria. Let yourself be driven along the Höhematte, past Interlaken Castle, over the turquoise-blue Aar, and through the historic old town of Unterseen. Package starting at 2 nights with breakfast buffet and a carriage ride included, in a double or family room starting at CHF 320. Bookable with us now until the end of October.
Raclette Picnic in My House or by the Fire
Everything is ready to take away in the beautiful basket: Cheese, potatoes, gherkins, and silverskin onions, raclette ovens, rechaud candles, plates, cutlery, wine glasses, serviettes, tablecloths - all without plastic. I will do the dishes. CHF 29 per person. I also have nice wines to offer and more ...
Bathing and Relaxing with a Breath-Taking View
Do you love something special? Would you like to treat yourself to something exclusive? Then, you've come to the right place. After a strenuous day, you will find peace and relaxation in a wood-heated hot tub, filled especially for you. You will sit in the warm water and enjoy the breath-taking view of Lake Lucerne. Is there anything more beautiful! Price: CHF 70 for a maximum of 6 people.
Cook Together; Stay Overnight; Discover
Under the direction of Doris Weyeneth, you will prepare vegetarian dishes for a buffet. Then, you will stay overnight in our BnB. The next day, discover the region and the beautiful baroque city of Solothurn, or take a trip to the Aare, or visit the Weissenstein (our local mountain). On Saturdays, the colourful market takes place. Charges: CHF 200.00 / person (min. 5, max. 8 persons)
Circular Hikes with Information on Nature Starting from our Farm
I offer our guests short, circular hikes starting from the farm. While walking, I will spontaneously talk about the nature that surrounds us, about the trees, and the herbs along the way. Upon request, it is possible to book a Kneipp hydrotherapy or an exercise session with the Smovey system. We will also be happy to give you a few tips for improved health and well-being. Price upon request.
Ostriches - Find Out All There Is to Know about the World's Largest Bird
Have we piqued your interest? Would you like to find out more about ostriches and natural farming? We offer first-hand information. You will shadow us and will be there up close, because our exciting tours are led by people who work with the animals on a daily basis. From 5 to 20 people. Flat rate CHF 150 for 1.5 to 2 hours.
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