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    Other Name: -, District: NA, State: NA, Switzerland
    Area: 7.5 sq mi
    Languages Spoken: Italian
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    Locarno is the capital of the Locarno district, located on the northern tip of Lake Maggiore (Lago Maggiore) in the Swiss canton of Ticino.It is the 74th biggest city in Switzerland by population.An important film festival, the Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Locarno, takes place every year in August in the Piazza Grande.With its palm trees and much vaunted 2300 hours of sunshine a year, Locarno has attracted northern tourists to its warm, Mediterranean-style setting since the late 19th century.
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Built in the 17th century, the Chiesa Nuova has an almost sickeningly ornate baroque ceiling. Outside, left of the entrance, stands a giant statue of St Christopher with disproportionately tiny feet.

Castello Visconteo, dating from the 15th century and named after the Visconti clan that long ruled Milan, today houses a museum with Roman and Bronze Age exhibits.
Giardini Jean Arp is a lakeside park off Lungolago Motta, with sculptures by the surrealist artist scattered among the palm trees. It is free to swim in various convenient spots around the lake.
The sanctuary of Madonna del Sasso in Orselina above the city is the principal sight and goal of pilgrimage in the city.The interior is highly decorated, and a platform gives a magnificent view of the city.