TOP Grand Hotel Locarno

Via Sempione 17, Locarno, Lake Maggiore, Ticino, Swiss Alps, 6600, Switzerland | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $203.00
 

Travel Blogs from Locarno

Monterosso on Cinque Terre via Milan and Genova

A travel blog entry by wendyandjohn

6

... and rather like an English seaside town, except that the shops sell foccacias and pizza. Our hotel is half a block from the beach but most of the stoney beach areas require you to pay to get in. You can hire a deck chair too, if you pay. We walked to the "old" town but didn't explore very much more. John picked up a paninni for dinner and sat on the balcony and ate it. What a rough life we lead! We have a tour guide and tour of Cinque Terre tomorrow. Let's hope the sea isn't too ...

Time at leisure on Lake Como

A travel blog entry by wendyandjohn

2

... cheap shoes, clothes etc and the Italian being spoken. We walked through the market without buying anything and headed off for a walk around the village. Luckily for us old folk, it was fairly flat not like Moltrasio. There was a mixture of old (narrow streets and buildings with shuttered windows and window boxes) and new. John checked out the Travel card and this time it worked. (Yesterday it was refused quite a few times at Bellagio but ...

A day on Lake Como

A travel blog entry by wendyandjohn

3

... as the morning but that's a different and complicated story. We stopped a couple of times on the way back to look at the olive trees and the island from another view. Next we wandered around some of the fishermen's houses, saw an old church or two and old style boats. We passed George 's back gate and saw the bridge over the road from his villa to his garden. Then we arrived back at our hotel at about 4pm. Our kind guide spent some time with us giving directions for a day ...

Plan B.

A travel blog entry by ltessler

8

... Each corner and alcove was unique with tombs of cardinals past, tapestries, marble alters, statues, gold inlayed reliefs, stained glass windows and tributes to saints that I never heard of. Being the lapsed Catholic that I claim to be it's humbling to see these works of art and the depth of century's old devotion and faith. And as the rain let up I headed out to the other areas of worship, the higher ...

Locando del Isola Comacino

A travel blog entry by ltessler

13

The only island on Como has a very special restaurant that I was lucky enough to visit with new friends, Peter and Luana Harris from Perth, Australia. An hour ferry ride from Como with breathtaking scenery, you are dropped off to have a feast that has been served for close to 60 years. Locando del Isola Comacino. http://www.comacina.it/en/menu.php. Check out the web site to see more. Without a doubt, one of the most memorable meals of my life What started out as a ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on Via Sempione 17, Locarno, is near Centovalli Railway, Casino di Locarno, and Lago Maggiore.
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