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Beautiful Piazza with lots of shopping.

The piazza was under construction, but I still found a quiet restaurant to read my book, have a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grumpy_old_guy_ATL
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Atlanta, Georgia
Beautiful Centre of Locarno.

As the name suggest, Piazza Grande is indeed grand. With interesting buildings on both sides of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
RSB78
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Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As the name suggest, Piazza Grande is indeed grand. With interesting buildings on both sides of the cobblestone old town streets. Lot of shopping options along with nice cafes.During winter, a big Ice staking rink is created temporarily and many traditional food and drinks stalls...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The piazza is very pretty this time of the year with the ice rink being the focus surrounded by the shops, cafes and winter market food and drink stalls.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The piazza was under construction, but I still found a quiet restaurant to read my book, have a glass of wine (or two - try the local Merlot) and a Caprese salad. A few nicer restaurants, but very heavy on the take away and pizza/gelato...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Grumpy_old_guy_ATL
Reviewed 9 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank realbigbear
Reviewed 28 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Larry C
Reviewed 13 August 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 9 August 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GloryGirl78
Reviewed 26 July 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BubG
Reviewed 1 July 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?

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MaryBarryJackson
Reviewed 30 May 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Familie_Schlaepfer
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Stefan P
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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
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