Where to stay around Locarno?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,401 holiday lettings near Locarno. From 1,005 apartments to 278 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Locarno is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Locarno?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Locarno:

  • Pino sulla sponda del lago maggiore: 57 holiday homes
  • Sedrun: 46 holiday homes
  • Maccagno: 197 holiday homes
  • Laveno: 62 holiday homes
  • Cerro: 35 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Locarno?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Locarno. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Casino Locarno: 1,327 holiday lettings
  • Locarno (ZJI-Locarno Train Station): 1,306 holiday lettings
  • Piazza Grande: 1,303 holiday lettings
  • Muralto Locarno Station: 1,305 holiday lettings
  • Locarno Station: 1,305 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Locarno listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Locarno?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,005 apartments in Locarno. Our other popular types of Locarno holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 278 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 86 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 9 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Locarno?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 376 holiday homes with pool available in Locarno. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a holiday rental in Locarno, Switzerland your home away from home

    Locarno is a city in the Swiss Canton of Ticino, located in the foothills of the Alps and found on the shore of Lake Maggiore. On holiday at Locarno self-catering accommodation you’ll be in a beautiful city known for its stunning castles and attractive old town, nestled in a breathtaking landscape of vineyards, lakes and mountains.

    Things to do in Locarno, Switzerland

    Visiting a holiday rental in Locarno you’ll find a host of interesting sights in the city. Perhaps the most famous of the city’s castles is Castello Visconteo, which was constructed in the 1100s, with most of the elements seen today dating to the 1400s and 1500s. Housed inside the building is the city’s main archaeological museum. Another important building from the middle ages is the Sanctuary of Madonna del Sasso, which sits in the hills above the city. The sanctuary can be reached via gondola and chair lift, and once there you’ll be able to enjoy spectacular views of the town and mountainous landscape around it.

    In the old town, close to Locarno self-catering holiday rentals, you’ll be able to see The Casorella, which is an imposing mansion constructed in the 16th Century for the Orelli family. The Casa Rusca is also well worth seeing, famed for its impressive internal courtyard and housing an art museum.

    There’s plenty more to see and do close to Locarno self-catering holiday accommodation. At Piazza Grande you’ll be in the city’s commercial hub, where the main shopping streets are located. Lake Maggiore is also an important attraction. On land you’ll find a promenade that runs along the city’s waterfront. It’s a great place to go for a walk, with wonderful scenery to admire. Alternatively you could take a boat trip from the city’s harbour out onto the lake.

    Places to visit on holiday in Locarno, Switzerland

    During your stay at a Locarno holiday rental you could make the short trip to the Verzasca Valley, which is famed for its breathtaking scenery. The river itself is known for the clarity of its water, which makes it popular with river divers, and there are a number of designated sites for this activity.

    Weather in Locarno, Switzerland

    On holiday at self-catering accommodation in Locarno you’ll encounter moderate conditions throughout the year. Winters at this elevation are cool without being excessively cold, and daytime highs often reach well above freezing. Summers are pleasantly warm, and daytime highs get up to the mid-20s.

    Cheap flights to Locarno Switzerland

    The nearest major international airport to Locarno holiday rentals is Milano Malpensa (MXP) about 90 minutes to the south by car. Air One, British Airways, easyJet and Monarch fly from the UK to this destination.

    Activities and attractions in Locarno

    Do you want to discover top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Locarno a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Splash and Spa (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
    • Alprose Chocolate Factory (14 mi / 22.6 km)
    • Biasca Ice Rink (14.9 mi / 24.1 km)
    • Piana di Vigezzo Cable Car (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
    • Golf Premeno (15.6 mi / 25.2 km)
    • Pian di Sole Ski Centre (15.8 mi / 25.5 km)

    Exploring the natural landscape of Locarno

    Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Locarno is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Mount Cardada (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
    • Gambarogno Botanic Garden (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
    • Parco Nazionale del Locarnese (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
    • Sant'Anna Gorge (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
    • Parco Ciani (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
    • Mount Caslano (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)