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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Alternative Activities while Visiting Basel
• "Runner's Breakfast". Companion jogging, followed by a rich breakfast. • "Sightseeing by Bike”. Discover Basel's sights on two wheels. • “Picnic”on the banks of the Rhine, in a park, ... or wherever you wish. Enjoy a well-filled picnic basket with treats from our kitchen. • "It's Teatime". The English tradition of afternoon tea with pastries and savory snacks.
Spend the Night under the Magnificent Weeping Beech Tree
A place of power that not only promises rest and a relaxing sleep, but where you can also recharge energy. A suitable place for yoga, to embark on an inner journey, to pray, to enjoy, to relax, to let go...! Bookable in good weather, CHF 140 incl. breakfast for one or two people.
Luggage Rack: Handcrafted in Gruyère
Luggage rack made of beech wood, handcrafted in Gruyère. Treated with natural oil. Foldable and easy to store. Can be used as a table by placing a tray on the durable textile straps. Standard size: 64 cm (H) x 55 cm (L) x 41 cm (W). Made to measure upon request, spare parts. Price: 1 = CHF 115; 2 = CHF 110 / piece; from 3 = CHF 95 / piece Transport costs: 1 = CHF 12; 2 = CHF 18
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.
Midweek Special: Enjoyment and Relaxation in the Engadine Mountains
Are you looking for nature and peace instead of action, sport, and dynamics? We offer pure nature with optimal rest and relaxation in the Mineralbad & Spa Samedan. Also included are various culinary highlights. Four nights in the CHESA STAILA **** with alpine breakfast and STAILA’s great complete services. Starting at CHF 625.- per person. https://www.chesa-staila.ch/room-rates/special-offers
Brunch “Göttinnenbrunch” by Reservation for Guests of the House
The romantically laid breakfast table is complemented by various types of cheese from the cheesemonger, meat specialties from the butcher around the corner, fresh fruit salad, a breakfast egg from a happy chicken, and optionally a Prosecco or freshly squeezed juice. Plus, much more. And because brunch takes a little longer, a late check-out until 1:00 pm is included. Cost per person: CHF 40.00. There is also a vegetarian option available upon request.
Delicious Weeds - Excursion - Herb Picking - Joint Dinner or Hearty Tasting
A walk through meadows and forests around Monteggio and Sessa. Françoise Dully (Ethnobotany and wild plants specialist) takes you to enchanting places where you can live in nature and learn about edible herbs. Course with dinner: from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., costs CHF 70.00 Course with hearty tasting: from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., costs CHF 50.00 https://www.lanave.ch/escursioni/#
Cable Car and Funicular
The price for the bed and breakfast includes 2 tickets for free use of the cable cars (from May to October). - Cable car “Valbianca” from Airolo https://www.airolo.ch/en/summer-activities-leventina.php - Funicular railway “Ritom” https://www.ritom.ch/en/funicular/ - Cable car “Tremorgio” https://www.aet.ch/DE/Seilbahn-Tremorgio-36f67a00 - NEW since summer 2020 cable car “Faido-Pianaselva” and chairlift “Carì” www.faido.ch/Impianti-di-risalita-2dc00c00 For reservations, please contact B&B Gottardo directly.
Dynamic Integrative Massage DYMA
The massage “DYMA” is unique and combines the healing arts of South Pacific cultures. The area of application ranges from a wellness treatment to very specific work on targeted body issues. The following options can be booked with us: - DYMA massage: tailored to the physical and mental needs of the customer - DYMA joint treatment: for stiff joints, arthritis, rheumatism, etc. https://wirkstatt-auboden.ch/institut/praxis-begleitung/dyma-2/
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