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Locarno city walk with Camellia Park

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Locarno, Giardini Jean Arp

The lakefront in Locarno allows for a pleasant walk. The little park Giardini Jean Arp is overlooking the Lago Maggiore (Lake Maggiore) and the mountains.

A walk in Locarno and to the Camellia Park

A pleasant walk in the historical town center of Locarno, including the pretty Piazza Grande, and finally to the Camellia Park and along Lake Maggiore.


How to reach Locarno, and detailed route instructions.


Facts City walk Locarno and Camellia Park

  • Hiking time: 1h30
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Elevation: 192 - 225 m
  • Distance: 6.1 km
  • Terrain: town, along lake
  • Region: Lake Maggiore (Ticino)

About this city walk

This is a self-guided walking tour in Locarno along the lake, the town square, many shops, a few small parks, Visconteo castle, the Sant' Antonio church and the Camellia Park.

The Camellia Park (Parco delle Camelie) is a botanical garden that features hundreds of camellias in a forestry area with a few ponds. The best time to visit is April to September.

The walk itself does not take that long, but we recommend to allocate 2.5 to 5 hours so there's time to take pictures, have a break and perhaps browse a few of the many shops.

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