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Locarno is located on the northern tip of Lake Maggiore (Lago Maggiore) in the Swiss canton of Ticino, close to Ascona at the foot of the Alps. The center of the city is Piazza Grande, where take place the main events organized in Locarno, such as International Film Festival.
There are nine Swiss heritage site of national significance in Locarno: three churches (the church of S. Francesco and former convent, the church of S. Maria Assunta and house of the canons and the church of S. Maria in Selva with Cemetery), The Castello Visconteo complex (part of which may have been designed by Leonardo da Vinci), two schools, the “Ai Saleggi” primary school and the Secondary School (via Dr. G. Varesi 30), the Cantonal Library, the Pinacoteca comunale Casa Rusca (piazza Sant’Antonio) and Casorella (Via Bartolomeo Rusca 5).