Locarno Festival

Locarno Festival is the most significant cinematographic event in Switzerland and among the most important in Europe. Numerous are the movies presented in four different sections: Concorso internazionale, Concorso Cineasti del presente and the sections Pardi di domani (national and international).

The Festival's heart is surely the daily evening projection in the magnificent Piazza Grande, which transforms itself into the "most beautiful movie-theater under the stars".

Don’t miss the opportunity to relax and have fun between the screenings: the entire Ascona-Locarno region with its lake, the rivers, botanical gardens, valleys and mountains will offer you unforgettable moments.

For further information, the program, tickets and passes we invite you to visit the festival website

Important information for the public tansportations during the festival:

- By cableway: last course at 00.35.
  (every 30 min. from 20.05)

- Last curses by bus from Locarno (Via della Pace):
  towards Muralto-Minusio-Tenero, at 23.40h
  towards Solduno-Ascona, at 00.10h
  towards Orselina-Brione s/M, at 00.00h
  towards Vallemaggia, at 00.04h (Mo-Thu)
  and 00.34h (Fri, Sa, Su)
  towards Brissago, at 01.08h (Fri, Sa)

  Every night, about 20 minutes after the two screenings in
  Piazza Grande, there is a special PostBus departure to Ascona,
  Brissago, Bignasco, Orselina, Minusio and Tenero

- last departures by train from Locarno-Stazione:
  towards Bellinzona, at 23.35h, 00.05h, 00.35h, 1.35h (Mo-Sa),
  03.05 (Fri, Sa)
  towards Lugano, at 23.35h, 00.05h (Mo-Sa), 03.05h (Fri, Sa)
  towards Chiasso, at 23.35h, 00.05h (Mo-Sa), 1.35h (Mo-Thu),
  03.05h (Fri, Sa)
  towards Intragna, at 23.07h, 00.07h (Fri,Sa).

- By boats and busses from Gambarogno: download the timetable (soon available).




Via Franchino Rusca 1
6600 Locarno
Tel.: +41 91 756 21 21


Via Franchino Rusca 1
6600 Locarno


Dal 07.08.2019
Al 17.08.2019