Located in the Ticino region of Switzerland--the Italian-speaking area in the south of the country--Locarno is situated on the beautiful Lake Maggiore at the base of the Alps.  While not as chichi as some of its neighbor cities, Locarno is homey and quaint.


Hotels: Tested Travel is always in search of centrally located and not too expensive digs.  Locarno did not disappoint!  We tested:


Top Sites:  Tested Travel visited Locarno in winter.  We had the opportunity to experience the wonderful Christmas markets as well as area sites.  While we did not for for a swim in Lake Maggiore (too cold!), we imagine that summer-time is very lovely along the lake pomenade.


Eats: Locarno is full of charming restaurants.  Here are a few we tested:

Good to Knows:  These are a few tidbits that are just helpful (or fun) to know! {coming soon!}