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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.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Nice house, very well equipped kitchen, but too close to main road, little bit noisy

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Beautiful, big garden, well equipped kitchen, and an extra washing machine is there for your comfort. Our only problem was, that the house is situated by the main road of the Maggia valley, so it was a little bit noisy because of the cars.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Excellent base to explore Ticino

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Modern, well furnished and equipped holiday apartment with excellent views over Lago Maggiore.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Most idyllic site and breathtaking views

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      What a wonderful holiday I had with my family. Everybody was catered for. Enjoyed the pool, kids for messing about and a nice size for swimming (working off holiday sense) and enjoyed table tennis and the trampoline and lawn good size for a game of badminton. Views from the house are stunning. Nice walks from the house up the hill to Monti Viro and going down to Vira. House very well equipped and very clean. We enjoyed every meal on the veranda around the big table, which sate all of us very comfortably and again with great views. And not to forget my Dog was also very well catered for, with the large garden and we enjoyed our morning walk up the hill. So I can only highly recommend it and hope myself we will be able to return sometime. Many thanks to Verena. Colin & Franziska Smith
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2015
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2015