The Locarno Festival (formerly called the Festival del film Locarno and commonly referred to as the Locarno Film Festival) is an annual film festival held every August in Locarno, Switzerland. Founded in 1946, it is one of the longest-running film festivals, and is also known for being a prestigious platform for art house films. The festival screens films in various competitive and non-competitive sections, including feature-length narrative and documentary, short, avant-garde, and retrospective programs. The Piazza Grande section is held in one of the world’s largest open-air screening venues, seating 8,000 spectators.
Big square in Central Locarno where all big events are held throughout the year. In summer you have very famous film festival, in winter there's Locarno on ice etc. It always worth going to see what's happening there, even when there's no specific events!
Almost there is no people and the restaurants are expensive.
Good pizza, great service. The place is Charmin because it is in the main square.
Nice old looking street, with several small shops around to see and get souvenirs
This place is the city center there are many shops and cafes so it is comfortable and fun to sit in
This square would be a really beautiful place... if only they didn't "decorate" it with such a hideous work of art that all the inflatable flamingos are... what a pity, I think it's a gorgeous square otherwise.
Very big square used for events but also beautiful in its own right.
Nice city square, many events (including Locarno Film Festival) are hosted there.
This place is at this time just amazing! Lovely xmas market with nice booth for food and drinks, in the middle of it you can try to iceskate! :) recommended with kids!
Very beautiful square in the city center. In summer different events take place here. There are a lot of shops and restaurants around this square. In winter there is a christmas market. It has an ice skating ring, stands with food and drinks and even live music. If it is too cold, it is possible to get a drink in covered bars. Nice decirations, great atmosphere and a beautiful christmas tree.
I was here in the summer of 2016, attended the Lana Del Rey concert on the Moon and Stars festival. It was beyond amazing. Lovely place to visit, to see , to feel. The mountains , the lake, the buildings, the air , it's a real Italian/Swiss gem .