Destination guide

Head to the charming city of Locarno

Enjoy the festivals and other features of Locarno. This romantic city is known for its shopping, restaurants and lake. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


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)
Natural features

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)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Locarno

The nearest airport is in Lugano (LUG-Agno), located 12.8 mi (20.5 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to Locarno Riazzino Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Locarno?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 701 holiday lettings around Locarno. From 11 villas to 521 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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:

  • Cerro: 24 holiday homes
  • Laveno: 44 holiday homes
  • Lugano City-Centre: 98 holiday homes
  • Mirasole: 17 holiday homes
  • Profarè: 40 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? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Locarno. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Casino Locarno: 1,075 holiday lettings
  • Chiesa di San Francesco: 1,069 holiday lettings
  • Locarno Riazzino Station: 1,099 holiday lettings
  • Piazza Grande: 1,070 holiday lettings
  • Villa Taranto Botanical Garden: 2,633 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Locarno listed on 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 Villas in Locarno?

Yes, of course. offers 11 Villas in Locarno. Our other popular types of Locarno holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 521 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 150 self catering accommodations
  • Bed & breakfasts: 3 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Locarno?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 218 holiday homes with pool available in Locarno. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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