Locarno’s climate is perfect for lolling about the lake. Bristling with palms and banana trees, these botanical gardens are a scenic...
Stride out and about the Italianate piazzas and arcades, and admire the Lombard houses. There are some interesting churches. Built in...
Parco delle Camelie
Wander among fragrant camellia blooms and ponds at these pretty lakefront gardens.
A laid-back bar with a popular beer garden and a red-walled dance space.
Osteria del Centenario
Down by the lake, this is a top culinary address, turning out such clever dishes as suckling pig in peanut-curry crust and passionfruit...
Osteria Chiara information
Lonely Planet review
Tucked away on a cobbled lane, this has all the cosy feel of a grotto . Sit at granite tables beneath the pergola or at timber tables by the fireplace for homemade ravioli and hearty meat dishes like veal with porcini mushrooms. From the lake follow the signs up Vicolo dei Nessi.