Strategically located on the northern end of Lake Maggiore, in Swiss territory, Locarno is a bright and cheerful town on a human scale. Narrow streets lined with bourgeoisie houses, diverse small shops and unique boutiques lead uphill to connect the lively Piazza Grande with the exquisite “Old Town”. Every summer its internationally renowned Film Festival and Moon & Stars open-air concerts attract famous actors, musicians and multitudes of spectators from around the world. Markets enliven its squares, while the lake front provides ample opportunities for peaceful walks and panoramic views.