The Swiss city of Locarno is on the north of Lake Maggiore, close to Ascona at the base of the Alps. One of the most notable events that takes place in this part of the country each year is the Locarno International Film Festival. If you are visiting in August then the Piazza Grande is the place to enjoy some new and interesting cinema.
The city also has a total of nine Swiss heritage sites which are of national significance. Car hire in Locarno allows you to head to one of the most interesting sights in Locarno, the Astrovia Locarno, which is a 1:1 scale model of the solar system.
Rent a car in Locarno and take a trip to the Castello Visconteo, located in the centre of Locarno's old city. Only around a fifth of the castle remains, and these ruins date back to between the 13th and 15th century. The castle is now home to the Museum of Archaeology which features a collection of glass pieces that date back to the Roman period.
If you prefer a more active holiday then head to Alpe di Neggia to try your hand at skiing the course is ranked Easy so anyone who's still learning will get the benefit of the beautiful scenery and fast-paced practice.
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.