Chiesa di San Francesco
The 16th-century Chiesa di San Francesco has frescos by Baldassare Orelli.
Built in the 17th century, the Chiesa Nuova has an almost sickeningly ornate baroque ceiling. Outside, left of the entrance, stands a...
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...
Castello Visconteo information
Lonely Planet review
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.