Ten days on the moon
For the ten days of the Moon&Stars festival, Locarno is like a different world. Not just because the closed road makes the town centre more intimate for pedestrians to navigate, but because this feeling of intimacy combines with the presence of so many new people: festival novices, devoted festival-goers and chance visitors alike. The views from the big wheel on the lakeside by Piazza Grande also offer a glimpse of another dimension. It’s a bit like being on the moon, but a moon full of people, partying, laughter, music and everything the summer has to offer. It couldn’t be any other time but July, when the sun shines high in the sky and a refreshing aperitif between an afternoon swim in the lake and a late dinner calls out our name from the bar. Oh, and then there are the chips! I can never resist a portion of chips.