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The Piazza Grande is quite famous. Not that spectacular, but quite nice as it is a car free zone. A... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2017
Busserach, Switzerland
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More than just a "Piazza"

This place reflects more than just a pedestrian area. It is a time stamp of the past, old... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2017
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Piazza Grande, Locarno 6600, Switzerland
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

Yes, it's fairly big, but really nothing special. There is very nice mini-supermarket called "Coop" that is prevalent in Switzerland. I got two of the best subs ever there and for Switzerland they were incredibly reasonable and they were big, to boot. Perhaps if it...More

1  Thank JJJC_Family
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Given that we had driven 90 minutes to Locarno, I decided to walk the 7 minutes to see the Piazza Grande. Seeing it was easier said than done, as the Locarno Festival is going on. That meant the entire square was filled with yellow chairs...More

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Reviewed July 26, 2018

The Moon and Stars festival was awesome in this Piazza. We saw Jack Johnson and Milky Chance together and the setting was spectacular. Great venue for a show like this. After leaving Piazza Grande we wandered through the freely accessible areas of the festival, with...More

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Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Impressive square, maybe it comes to life at night or when there is an event on here? Surrounded by restaurants. Don’t think we saw it at its best?

Thank MaryBarryJackson
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

For Special Events or end of the year Party. The Piazza is the Center of Locarno Where everybody goes there. You find Many good Restaurants and a good Place for Shopping

Thank Familie_Schlaepfer
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

In the summer when there are international events, as concerts and Movies, or in the other periods, piazza Locarno is ever enchanting

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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

The Piazza Grande is quite famous. Not that spectacular, but quite nice as it is a car free zone. A few restaurants and shops there.

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

This place reflects more than just a pedestrian area. It is a time stamp of the past, old architecture of the finest. Take a walk, look up the buildings, look down at the old style pavement. Walk up the small roads in to the old...More

2  Thank salu47
Reviewed September 24, 2017

Definitely a visit...Film Festival is great here as is the Moon & Stars concerts in July. Lots of restaurants and bars for coffee and eating all year plus shops galore.

Thank barefootsusyq
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

The square is surrounded by restaurants and cafes which can be pricey however visit during the film festival or for skating in the winter and you won't find a better experience. The film festival is a wonderful experience, films on a big screen under the...More

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Stefan P
January 17, 2017|
Response from Jacqstones |
Hi. We've bought tickets and will be travelling by rail from scotland. Looks like you can fly to Geneva then train to Locarno. We're going via London then Eurostar but that's more expensive but suits us. Reckon you will find... More