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LOCARNO, SWITZERLAND, WITH SNOW !

Lake Maggiore

SWITZERLAND LOCERNO.Courtyard with glass roof.

SWITZERLAND LOCERNO.Courtyard with glass roof.

SWITZERLAND ,LOCARNO. Neo-classical building with courtyard in Piazza Grande.

SWITZERLAND ,LOCARNO. Neo-classical building with courtyard in Piazza Grande.

SWITZERLAND, LOCARNO.A ferryboat on Lake.

SWITZERLAND, LOCARNO.A ferryboat on Lake.

I THOUGHT ONE OF ME WAS ENOUGH.!

I THOUGHT ONE OF ME WAS ENOUGH.!

SWITZERLAND ,LOCARNO,Lake Maggiore.

SWITZERLAND ,LOCARNO,Lake Maggiore.

SWITZERLAND ,LOCARNO, Lake Maggiore.

SWITZERLAND ,LOCARNO, Lake Maggiore.

SWITZERLAND,  Hotel front door in main street,

SWITZERLAND, Hotel front door in main street,

SWITZERLAND , LOCARNO. Hotel Du Lac.

SWITZERLAND , LOCARNO. Hotel Du Lac.

SWITZERLAND,LOCARNO. Church of Madonna del Sasso.

SWITZERLAND,LOCARNO. Church of Madonna del Sasso.

SWITZERLAND,LOCARNO. Church of Madonna Del Sasso at Orselina, above Locarno.

SWITZERLAND,LOCARNO. Church of Madonna Del Sasso at Orselina, above Locarno.

SWITZERLAND,LOCARNO,  Lake Maggiore.

SWITZERLAND,LOCARNO, Lake Maggiore.

SWITZERLAND ,LOCARNO. View from Orselina.

SWITZERLAND ,LOCARNO. View from Orselina.

SWITZERLAND LOCARNO.Funicular up to Orselina, for church of Madonna del Sasso.

SWITZERLAND LOCARNO.Funicular up to Orselina, for church of Madonna del Sasso.

SWITZERLAND, LOCARNO. Building in PiazzaGrande.

SWITZERLAND, LOCARNO. Building in PiazzaGrande.

SWITZERLAND ,LOCARNO Main square.

SWITZERLAND ,LOCARNO Main square.

SWITZERLAND LOCARNO, Covered walkway, just what you meed when its snowing.

SWITZERLAND LOCARNO, Covered walkway, just what you meed when its snowing.

SWITZERLAND LOCARNO, Doing a grand job.

SWITZERLAND LOCARNO, Doing a grand job.

SWITZERLAND, LOCARNO.in march.

SWITZERLAND, LOCARNO.in march.

SWITZERLAND, LOCARNO Piazza Grande.

SWITZERLAND, LOCARNO Piazza Grande.

SWITZERLAND, LOCARNO. no outside trade today.!

SWITZERLAND, LOCARNO. no outside trade today.!

SWITZERLAND ,LOCARNO, Theatre, Casino and Slot machines

SWITZERLAND ,LOCARNO, Theatre, Casino and Slot machines

SWITZERLAND, LOCARNO, Piazza Grande.

SWITZERLAND, LOCARNO, Piazza Grande.

SWITZERLAND, LOCARNO.

SWITZERLAND, LOCARNO.

SWITZERLAND, LOCARNO , Station exit.

SWITZERLAND, LOCARNO , Station exit.

SWITZERLAND, Arrival, in below ground station in Locarno

SWITZERLAND, Arrival, in below ground station in Locarno

FROM THE TRAIN.

FROM THE TRAIN.

I had been staying in Visp Switzerland,after a lovely time there, decided to move on to Locarno also in Switzerland. The train takes about 3 hours,via Brig, and Domodossola, through the long tunnel of Simplon, 20km long {12 miles } The line crosses through a corner of Italy. Spectacular route. The first train is run by SBB, and the second by FART, Ferrovie Autolinee Regional Ticines. The Swiss Travel Pass is valid on this journey. The train arrives in a underground station in Locarno. Has i set out in the morning ,the weather was blue skies and sunny. Passing through the Simplon tunnel,the train left and entered heavy falling snow, all the way to Locarno. Leaving the station i proceeded to the Hotel Du Lac, has its name suggests , by the lake. Exploring the town ,i had not seen so much snow since a youngster, 70 years ago. IT WAS MARCH. The paths were well cleared to get around.---The main square,Piazza Grande, was only 150m away. The funicular nearby. Next day i used the funicular to get to the Church of Madonna del Sasso, for great views and lovely weather. The church is above Locarno in Orselina.--- Locarno old town is narrow streets and main Piazza, the modern town is department shops.-- Locarno is on the North shore of Lake Maggiore in southern Switzerland. Ferry rides on lake. It is a business centre and lovely resort.---- Locarno is known for its film festival. The official language in Locarno is Italian. The currency is the Swiss Franc..--Distance to Zurich by train is 136 km. Distance to Domodossala by train is 47 km.

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