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.
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Experience a Model Railway
Experience a fantastic hobby with a passionate model railroader. Paul Stadtmüller will be happy to show you his greatest passion. You will learn to build parts of the model railway yourself. Later you will be allowed to manoeuvre the train, possibly even using a model railroad part that you made yourself. This course is free of charge.
Therapeutic massage followed by vascular therapy
Enjoy a 60-minute therapeutic massage followed by 20 minutes of vascular therapy to aid microcirculation. Excellent for recovery from extreme sports or injury. Choose from shiatsu, deep tissue wellness, trigger point, and foot reflex. Beautiful ambience in one of the most historic buildings in the old town of Zurich. www.good4yew.com/
Outdoor Lifestyle of a Self-Sufficient Couple
Be inspired by the outdoor lifestyle of the creative Jonah from the Faroe Islands and the craftsman Thomas from the Ryfflihaus! Almost everything in the house and in the garden is handmade. The food is also homemade, either from their own garden or from nearby producers. The couple offers a Table d’Hôte menu with a minimum of four people. Ideal place for smaller groups, workshops, and seminars.
Wood-Fired Hot Tub (Adults Only)
Price: CHF 17 per person. Duration: 60 minutes. Two bathrobes and pairs of slippers are available. Showering is mandatory before bathing. Our winter offer: snowshoe rental and hot tub CHF 40 per person. The hot tub takes three hours to heat up. A time can be arranged with Bernard and Danièle, subject to availability.
Discover Wild and Romantic Nature
Nature guide, Denis Büschi, will lead you on rarely-used routes through the Reichenbachtal. He will show you nature and the unique mountain world on short or longer hikes, in the summer and in the winter. Or learn more in our seminars about the power of thought and about GEH-spräche "Coaching while Walking". Further information: www.zwirgi.ch
Fir Wood Waste Basket, Handmade in Gruyère
Fir Wood Waste Basket treated with natural oil. Standard size: 34 cm (H) x 26 cm (L) x 26 cm (W) Customisation available upon request, lid not included Price: 1 = CHF 75; 2 = CHF 65 / piece; 3 or more = CHF 60 / piece Shipping costs: CHF 12 / piece
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