Stay in Sunny Locarno
With sunshine, water, palm trees, and a mild climate, Locarno has an almost magical Mediterranean appeal. And what attracts international visitors also draws the Swiss, as the perfect domestic destination for some R&R.
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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Enjoy a partial body massage combined with a foot reflexology massage before or after your activities! As certified health massage therapist, I offer you relaxation in my office. Prices: Partial body massage (for example, back) with foot reflexology massage 60 min. CHF 90 Partial body massage 30 min. CHF 60 Reflexology 60 min. CHF 90 30 min. CHF 60
Coaching, Workshops, and Retreats
With her unconventional and creative way of seeing things, Jona accompanies you step-by-step to get closer to your dreams. Thanks to her own experience and her openness, she inspires you to courageously take responsibility for your happiness. She helps you to recognize your obstacles and gives you tools along the way so that you can change what you really want to change. www.inspirationshaus.ch
Supervised Horse Riding for Children
We offer supervised walks on horseback for children up to 8 years of age. No previous experience is required. During this time, the children will also help groom the horses. We recommend bringing a bicycle helmet with you, but we also provide riding helmets. Cost CHF 30.00 per hour. For advanced riders, we can organize rides with the neighbouring farm.
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/
Press Flowers and Leaves
Do you love nature? We are happy to accompany you collecting flowers and leaves, which are then professionally pressed and dried. We will guide you in assembling them into a wonderful picture. Ideal to give as a gift or to enjoy yourself. This course is free of charge.
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 ...
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