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A town of southern Switzerland at the northern end of Lake Maggiore. The Locarno Pact between Germany and various European powers was signed here in 1925, in an effort to promote peace and maintain existing territorial borders. Today the city is a popular resort.
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(Italian loˈkarno)
(Placename) a town in S Switzerland, in Ticino canton at the N end of Lake Maggiore: tourist resort. Pop: 14 561 (2000)
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(loʊˈkɑr noʊ)

a town in S Switzerland, on Lake Maggiore: resort. 15,300.
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Indeed, the story behind the park does have Hollywood potential: a couple of gardeners have a deep love of camellias and, while working for the Locarno Parks Department, they spend every bit of free time fiddling about with the flowers, experimenting with cuttings and propagating--all the things gardeners do best.
This was unusual and we were told the Beatles were on so we waited, but we couldn't get in and I went with my friends to the Locarno instead.
Our destination, the resort of Locarno, is very beautiful with a long lakeside promenade where we could stroll and admire the lovely flower beds.
LEGENDARY pop producer and Cov Kid Pete Waterman is joining BBC Coventry & Warwickshire to present Pete Waterman's Locarno Nights.
From the Locarno to the Grafton and New Brighton's Tower to the State, they were ornately beautiful and the bands played on in them all, offering a waltz or a cha-cha to the couples who graced the perfectly polished sprung dancefloors.
Locarno best first-feature winner will next screen at the New York Film Festival, which should further help jumpstart Song's career.
October 6: Ticino Autumn Lunch starting at 12:00 at the Hotel La Palma au Lac in Locarno
To mark the closure a special "Locarno" evening will be held on December 15.
We saw great live bands at The Matrix (Bill Hayley & His Comets), Locarno (The Real Thing), Cov Theatre (David Bowie and Wizard).