The rich artistic patrimony of the region comes especially alive in the Piazza Grande, Locarno’s pulsating heart. In addition to a large selection of restaurants and shops, it is home to most of the cultural and recreational activities in the region. From the renowned Locarno Film Festival, the most important film festival in Switzerland, to the concerts of Moon&Stars, where international music stars perform in a unique atmosphere, from the captivating Locarno on Ice, the ice rink with the fairytale bar igloos in the middle of the city, to the popular festivities and the local market. The Piazza offers unique experiences that reflect both the rich tradition and innovative creativity. But there are also numerous museums, art galleries and tours to get to know the city and its special features better. Various gardens and parks also adorn the city. Like the Camellia Park, which is home to around 9oo species of camellia and is in full bloom, especially in March, when the annual Locarno Camellia exhibition takes place.