Famed for its mild Mediterranean climate, the region of Locarno has been a popular holiday destination especially among German and Swiss holidaymakers who still want to stay in Switzerland. Located on the shores of Lake Maggiore, Locarno is in the southern canton of Ticino where a Swiss Dialect of Italian is spoken.
If you travel to Locarno, you will find it home to many festivals and events throughout the year. Each year in August, the well known Locarno International Film Festival is held.
For music goers, the open-air pop music festival attracts a younger crowd along with the Moon and Stars Festival. In fact, Seal, Joe Cocker and Lenny Kravitz are headlining this year’s Moon and Stars festival, taking place in July of 2005.
From a variety of wineries to music to sports throughout this Mediterranean like climate, check out more information on the area at http://www.ticino-tourism.ch