Advice on Ticino region of Switzerland

Jan 21st, 2007, 06:54 AM
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For some very good ideas click on JMW44's name and find her last trip report. She will leave your mouth watering for Lago Maggiore!
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Jan 22nd, 2007, 02:52 AM
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We'v stayed in Locarno three times and love it. For a very convenient, low cost hotel with awesome lake view and friendly owner, consider the Hotel Rondinella Garni, about 2 minutes from the train station. Rooms have balcony and refrigerator and tv with channels in english, french, italian and german. Cost is arount 150 chf/nt for double. http://www.rondinella.ch/inglese/hotel_ing.htm

Great restaurants include the nearby Al Pozz and the Cafe del Populo in the old town above Piazza Grande. PG also has shops, a large Manor department store and street vendors with nice jewelry and leather products. You'll enjoy the quiet ambiance of Locarno.
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Jan 23rd, 2007, 05:33 PM
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JN -
Thanks for the website address for the hotel in Locarno. It looks nice - it's in my top running for the region right now.

Thanks everyone for their advice. I'm thinking about spending 4 nights in the region - probably Locarno. It sounds like there's plenty to do for 4 days - between taking lake trips, hiking and exploring the interesting little towns in the area. I'll probably hop on the train from Zurich airport when I land and head down to Locarno for the 4 nights. I'll have a rail pass, so it will be easy to hop on the trains or busses to get around.
Thanks again.
Martha
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