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Locarno (Italian: [loˈkarno], German: [loˈkarno]; Ticinese: Locarn [loˈkɑːrn]; formerly in German: Luggárus [luˈɡaːrʊs]) is a southern Swiss town and municipality in the district Locarno (and its capital), located on the northern shore of Lake Maggiore at its northeastern tip in the canton of Ticino at the southern foot of the Swiss Alps. It has a population of about 16,000 (proper), and about 56,000 for the agglomeration of the same name including Ascona besides other municipalities.
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The funicular takes you all the way to the top where the Madonna del Sasso is located at. The views of Locarno and the lake are breathtaking. Totally recommend it!
Nice experience, serene on top with lovely view and panorama
Fastest way to get to Orselina but far too expensive, unorganised and unfriendly staff! It appears that the staff know that visitors/tourists take the cable car no matter what to get as fast as possible up to Orselina and after a short walk to Madonna del Sasso.. but if there was an equivalent alternative nobody would use the cable car. Why? Far to expensive! An adult ticket costs CHF 7.20 or about EUR 7. Even the passengers are queuing, there is nobody at the counter selling tickets so that the next load of 70 passengers are ready to board. NO! You have to wait for the person to come down with the cable car, step into the little box and sell tickets to the waiting visitors. That's a total no-go for me. How little service orientation is that!?! While I was taking the ride up to Orselina, a foreign family with little kids took the cable car and stood at the other end of where the 'tram engineer" was standing (at the head of the cable car). When the kids where playing with the instruments and the break wheel at other end of the car, all of a sudden the engineer was screaming all the way across the car scolding in bad Italian words the "other end of the car". Nobody, at least I didn't get who he addressed. Doesn't matter anyway. Fact is, that's not the way to treat people. Be nice and appreciate people paying CHF 7.20 for a return ticket and a roughly 1600m ride with your cable car. Please consider next time you are about to scold your customer!
Nice to go to first stop, to visit upper mountain it's too expensive
A bit expensive for what it is but it's actually a very nice trip, feels like experiencing a bit of history. The trip can be done walking as well, it does not take very long either way.
Great excursion. Sights are really pretty