Falconeria Locarno


Time your visit to catch one of the impressive displays of falconry here – they take place at 11am in the morning and 3pm in the afternoon. Birds showing off their skills include eagles, hawks, owls, vultures and storks.

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1. Castello Visconteo

0.46 MILES

Named after the Visconti clan that long ruled Milan, this fortified 15th-century castle’s nucleus was raised around the 10th century. It now houses a…

2. Chiesa di San Francesco

0.46 MILES

Standing on the site of a 13th-century Franciscan monastery, the 16th-century Chiesa di San Francesco is adorned with frescoes by Baldassare Orelli. Note…

3. Parco delle Camelie

0.53 MILES

Wander among fragrant camellia blooms in spring at these pretty lakefront gardens. The park is home to 850 varieties.

4. Chiesa Nuova

0.57 MILES

Guarded by a giant bas-relief St Christopher with disproportionately tiny feet, the baroque-gone-mad, 17th-century Chiesa Nuova has cherubs and stucco…

5. Pinacoteca Casa Rusca

0.57 MILES

This gallery occupies a beautifully restored 18th-century townhouse, Casa Rusca. The permanent collection zooms in on 20th century paintings, sculpture…

6. Piazza Grande

0.59 MILES

Locarno’s Italianate Città Vecchia (Old Town) fans out from Piazza Grande, a photogenic ensemble of arcades and Lombard-style houses. A craft and fresh…

7. Chiesa di Sant'Antonio


Standing proud on a fountain-dotted square, this church is best known for its altar to the Cristo Morto (Dead Christ).

8. Old Town

0.61 MILES

You can feel just how close you are to Italy when exploring Locarno's hilly Città Vecchia (Old Town), an appealing jumble of piazzas, arcades, churches…