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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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All reviews film festival nice square people watch old town lots of restaurants surrounded by restaurants stars moon movie stage coop fencing cinema switzerland summer ticino architecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Piazza Grande is overrated in the tour books. But it is easy to reach and is worth a stroll if only to see the shops and people. Moreover, since the central part of Locarno is so small, one really can't help but walk through...More

Thank realbigbear
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stroll under the loggias, as walking on the cobblestones in the square is extremely difficult. Interesting building architecture along one side of the piazza. Several cafes along the same side. When we were there the piazza was completely empty. I understand there is a Thursday...More

Thank Larry C
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

Thank GloryGirl78
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

Thank BubG
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

3  Thank Francesca F
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.

Thank mcaillet
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
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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