Locarno Film Festival
right on the doorstep

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Locarno Film Festival

International annual film festival is held every August since 1946 in Locarno. It belongs to the world’s most important cinema festivals (category „A”). In summer 2016 the 69th festival edition takes place in Locarno.

Within 10 days hundreds of films are presented to the visitors on the large screen direct at the Piazza Grande. This is one of the most beautiful open-air events in Europe with more than 8.000 spectators annually. The best film of the year is awarded with the golden leopard (Pardo d’Oro).

Locarno's best secret

A hotel with two faces

The fine, family design hotel in Piazza Grande hides a secret - the mysterious Caverna degli Dei. One of the oldest and the most beautiful restaurants in Locarno and a favorite meeting place of the stars, starlets and entourage. During the famous Locarno Film Festival, Pizzeria by Hotel America is the "court supplier" for backstage events and film crews.