Flower Power – The Stunning Camelia Festival in Locarno Switzerland
Locarno’s Camelia Festival 29th March – 2nd April 2023
The Cameili Locarno is a 5 day Camelia Festival which centres on the Camelia Park in Locarno. Every Spring around 6,000 people flock to the see the beaufiul flower displays and admire their beauty. The very first Festa delle Camelie took place in Locarno in 1923 and it included a busy schedule of concerts, talks and even fireworks. This year’s festival will take place from 29th March – 2nd April 2023.
The event continued under the name Festa delle Camelie until 1940 but after a pause of around 12 years, the festival was relaunched in 1952 as the “Festa dei Fiori“ or Flower Festival. However, the Flower Festival last took place in 1984 and the festival now concentrates on the Camelia and is called Festa delle Camelie and takes place in Locarno.
This year you will see over 200 types of this flower, beautifully arranged by experienced gardeners in the private and public gardens of the Locarno region. The Camellia Park, is one of the parks featured in the “Gardens of Switzerland” and is open to visitors during the day. In addition to the main event the program includes side-events and smaller cultural activities. See full details of the locations in the website linked below.
Camelia Festival in Locarno Switzerland
Where: Parco delle Camelie, Via Respini 7, 6600 Locarno
When: 29th March – 2nd April 2023
Tel: +41 848 091 091
Visit the Camelia Festival Website here
Tickets to the Camelie Locarno:
Adults: CHF 10.-
Senior – Students: CHF 8.-
From 10 pax: CHF 8.-
Children up to 16 years old: free
How To Get There – Special Offer:
There is a Special Travel Offer to get to the Camelia Festival with the “Treno Gottardo Hit”with tickets from just CHF 20.- (2nd class, Half Fare) to Locarno. In addition this offer gives you a 20% discount on the entry fee. The Treno Gottardo Hit offer and the discounted entry are only available online from March 27th on www.trenogottardo.ch/camelie-hit
Header Photo courtesy of Locarno Tourism
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