The region of Tenero and Locarno, located on the northern shore of Lake Maggiore, is right in the middle of Europe and is easy to reach by plane, by train or by car.

The first thing that strikes visitors coming from the north is the Mediterranean climate, protected by the mountains to the north and bordered by a magnificent lake to the south. Come and see for yourself.


Sightseeing tips

Valle Verzasca

The Verzasca valley is an ideal destination for cycling and walking excursions along the "Sentierone" (main trail) and smaller trails.


Isole di Brissago

A visit to the botanical gardens on the Islands of Brissago is a must for anyone staying in the region. The gardens bring together a great variety of exotic, subtropical plants, cultivated in the open air and laid out according to their geographical origins.


The castles of Bellinzona

Bellinzona's fortifications are some of the most impressive examples of medieval military architecture to be found anywhere in the Alps. The city's castles, with their battlements, towers and gates, are still a source of wonder for visitors. In 2000, they were added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


Falconry Locarno

Discover the fascinating world of birds of prey at the Locarno Falconry Centre, where you can observe and photograph eagles, hawk owls and vultures.


Gordola Adventure Park

Gordola Adventure Park is part of Gordola Sports Centre. Aerial cableways, wooden platforms and rope rigging have been installed to enable the adventurous to make their way through the treetops – an activity requiring a sense of balance, concentration, coordination and, to some extent, strength.