The world capital of auteur cinema-Locarno Film Festival

Locarno Film Festival

The Festival 7-17 August 2024

Since 1946, at the height of the cultural fervour of reconstruction, the heart of quality cinema has been beating in Locarno, Switzerland. Thanks to its summer programme, designed for the general public and cinephiles, and to venues such as the democratic space of the Piazza Grande – the world’s largest open-air screen, with its 8,000 seats -, the Locarno Film Festival offers a unique location to discover the best of national and international productions. From fiction cinema to documentaries, from feature films to the short format, from the new frontiers of filmic storytelling to the rediscovery of treasures from the past.

Between the enchanted mirror of the lake and the mountains of Canton Ticino, the paths of the new talents of the image, members of the audiovisual industry, masters of the seventh art and those who want to enjoy, understand or learn about cinema cross. A growing community, to which numerous other activities are also dedicated throughout the year.

www.locarnofestival.ch

Moon&Stars Piazza Grande-Locarno

Moon&Stars

Locarno, Piazza Grande, one of the most eagerly awaited events of the summer: Moon and Stars

From 11 to 21 July every evening, the Piazza Grande and the numerous streets will be invaded by various artists from all over the world offering music and entertainment.

World famous artist LENNY KREVITZ is expected on Monday 15 July.

You can stay on the shores of Lake Maggiore in Cannobio, just a few kilometres from Locarno, and then enjoy the summer evenings of music.

Take advantage now to get a 5% discount with a minimum stay of 5 nights.

Discount voucher applicable from 11 to 21 July 2023.

Write to info@anticoborgocannobio.it to get your discount directly.

Visit www.moonandstars.ch to purchase tickets!

Refuges in the Ossola Valleys

When you stay a few days on the shores of Lake Maggiore, it is almost a must to spend a day of trekking, nature, culture and good air with a fantastic lunch at one of the many refuges in our Ossola Valleys nestled between Switzerland, Piedmont and Lombardy.

The refuges are very simple and hospitable structures, almost always reachable only on foot, where you can rest after a long walk, taste typical products, meet local people with their traditions and experience close contact with nature and its rich beauty.
The vast area where the refuges are located is very popular with hikers, who can diversify on numerous itineraries through plateaus, alpine passes, bodies of water, snow-capped peaks and mountain pastures.
The Ossola Valleys have a strong gastronomic potential, known for pork and goat hams, salami and beef bresaola.
When it comes to cheese, the cheese-making tradition is truly rich:
Bettelmatt, Ossolano d’Alpe and Ossolano or Mezzapasta.
No less important are the numerous productions of jams, honey, yoghurt and milk.

The refuges are divided into 8 zones:
Val Formazza
Antigorio Valley
Divedro Valley
Bognanco Valley
Antrona Valley
Anzasca Valley
Val Grande and Bassa Valle Ossola valleys.

Staying at Antico Borgo B&B, the starting point for reaching the refuges is Domodossola:
-from Turin or Milan by motorway or motorway A26- A4
-from Brig by car via the Simplon Pass E62
-from Locarno via the SS337 by car or by train through the Centovalli and Val Vigezzo.

Enclosed is a beautiful map that clearly depicts where the many refuges are located.

Each valley has its own beauty, history and products, and depending on the destination you have chosen, you can decide to spend a few hours either for lunch or a snack in the various refuges.
Below is the link where you can find the vast network of refuges in the Ossola and the surrounding area

www.rifugidellossola.it
www.rifugidelpiemonte.it

Entertainment and events

Characteristic markets and fairs are held in and around Cannobio at various times of the year:

EASTER: spring markets, gifts/vintage items, Sentiero d’arte in Trarego;
APRIL: spring concert of the philharmonic corps;
MAY: Spring markets, vintage items, “Caffè Concerto”;
JUNE, JULY, AUGUST:
Evenings full of events: Cannobio – Monte Giove mountain race, “Non solo vento” sports festival;
Evenings of folklore, culture, history, fish market in Via Magistris;
Jazz in Ascona, “Notte di Note”, Comedy Festival, musical evenings, the Night of Fires, events and entertainment for all ages.

SEPTEMBER:
Mushroom Festival in Orasso,
Markets of typical local products.