Chiesa di San Francesco
The 16th-century Chiesa di San Francesco has frescos by Baldassare Orelli.
Guarded by a giant bas-relief St Christopher, the baroque-gone-mad Chiesa Nuova has cherubs and stucco smothering its pastel-painted...
Pinacoteca Casa Rusca
This gallery occupies a beautifully restored 18th-century townhouse, Casa Rusca. Recent exhibitions include one dedicated to the...
Ticinese beers, pub grub (snacks Sfr5 to Sfr9.50), free wi-fi and a people-watching terrace.
Ristorante Locanda Locarnese
One of Locarno's best, Locanda Locarnese's catchcry is 'creative cooking with local products'. A small but carefully chosen set of fish...
Piazza Castello · interesting places nearby
Castello Visconteo information
Named after the Visconti clan that long ruled Milan, this stout 15th-century castle’s nucleus was raised around the 10th century. It now houses a museum with Roman and Bronze Age exhibits and also hosts a small display (in Italian) on the Locarno Treaty.