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“Beautiful”
Review of Piazza Grande

Piazza Grande
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Piazza grande is a beautiful space in the centre of Locarno, which is often used for concerts and others events. In Summer it can be very crowded.

Visited August 2013
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Locarno, Switzerland
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Taking in the space”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

A wonderful space when you visit it on the days it is not holding any functions, building concert platforms and where you can allow the kids to roam without fears of cars. The cobbles can 'exercise' your feet so have a decent set of shoes to absorb the odd shapes and often uneven surfaces.

It has such a wonderful backdrop on one side, the start of the old town but on the other side it has 'yielded' to less attractive and modern buildings.

Where there is a need is to exercise a little more imagination so tourists can sit down a little longer, instead on a few fairly uncomfortable stone benches, so they can simply enjoy all that makes up the Piazza Grande with its backdrop of mountains, old town and the daily comings and goings that are a constant

Visited May 2014
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Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“too touristic shops”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

the shops and restaurants are too touristic. I was looking for more typical ticino life, sweet cafe's etc.

Visited April 2014
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Dubai
Level 6 Contributor
474 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
“The main attraction place, centre town of Locarno”
Reviewed 29 March 2014

Piazza Grande is a wide paved place situated at the heart of the city of Locarno, in the historic center. Houses, all of color pastel, line the place. They confer it an old-fashioned charm which is reminiscent of the attractive Tuscan squares.

It is the center of the animation of the city. It always attracts many tourists with its café terraces, its restaurants, its picturesque shops and its arches. The inhabitants of Locarno like relaxing there, even if the place is often black of cars. It is also a place favored to make a walk while admiring the architecture of buildings.

Piazza Grande is also very dear to the cinema enthusiasts. Moreover, every year in August, it is on this place that is held the International Festival of the Movie of Locarno. Also concert are planned in July which is called "Moon & Stars" with the presence of international singers.

Finally on every Thursday, Piazza Grande fills with stalls proposing products of all kinds. Those offering hand-made products and typical: tissues, woolen articles, wooden and ceramic objects. On the market are also products of the tessinoise gastronomy: cheeses, eggs, fruits and vegetables of Ticino.

Visited March 2014
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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“So much space!”
Reviewed 1 January 2014

There is so much space here - you can sit and relax - get a coffee - let the kids play - all without worrying about the cars. Awesome.

Visited October 2013
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