How to reach the Cantonal Fertility Centre of “La Carità” Locarno Regional Hospital
Locarno, is situated on the north-west banks of Lago Maggiore in the Italian part of Switzerland (Canton Ticino) and is surrounded by a mountain range. The town and the surrounding countryside are known not only for its delightful scenery which attract tourists but also for its excellent museums, historical monuments and renowned cultural and social entertainments and festivals.
During the therapy, you may have to stay at our Institute for a while. Our Centre offers its patients an overview of the many possibilities of making your stay pleasant and to enjoy what the region has to offer for tourists.
For information regarding accommodation or booking rooms, or about the cultural and artistic initiatives of the region, please consult the following sites:
|Ente Turistico Ticinese|
|Comune di Locarno|
|Ente Turistico Lago Maggiore e Valli|
Do not hesitate to directly contact the secretary’s office with your wishes regarding your stay in Ticino as well as those of your family.
Coming from the south: Motorway A9 Milano-Como-Chiasso; follow the signs for Lugano; take the Bellinzona Sud exit in the direction of Locarno/Lago Maggiore (approximately 17 kilometres). Go through the Mappo-Morettina Tunnel until the exit at Locarno. At the big roundabout, follow the signs for "La Carità" Hospital (H).
Motorway A26 until Gravellona-Toce. Exit in the direction of Verbania, skirting round Lago Maggiore until the Valmara mountain pass after Cannobio, only 12 kilometres from Locarno. Having reached Locarno, follow the signs for "La Carità" Hospital (H).
Those arriving from Varese can choose two different roads; follow the motorway in the direction of Mendrisio-Lugano-Bellinzona or go towards Laverno-Luino and skirting Lago Maggiore on the Lombardy banks arrive at Locarno.
From Domodossola you can take the road towards Santa Maria Maggiore-Malesco-Camedo and arrive at Locarno via the characteristic Centovalli.
The Hospital, which is located in the historic city centre, does not have a car park and the parking spaces situated nearby are all subject to charges and mostly only available for a limited time. We therefore recommend you to have someone bring you to the hospital, if possible, and to ask your family and friends to use public means of transport.
If you decide to use the parking lots, we recommend using the car park “Centro Castello - Ospedale La Carità”, which is a five-minute walk away from the hospital and close to the square Piazza Castello. This car park is subject to charges, but you can park there for an indefinite period of time. Inside of the car park, you will find information on how to reach the hospital. At the reception of the hospital, you will be given information on how to obtain a discount of 20%.
By train and bus
Coming from the south in the direction of Como-Chiasso-Lugano-Bellinzona. Change trains, taking the train for Locarno (there is a train approximately every 30 minutes). For information on the timetables, please visit the following web page: www.sbb.ch - www.quadri-orario.ch
From Domodossola take the train that travels on the Centovalli line. For more information on the timetables, please visit the following web page: www.sbb.ch - www.quadri-orario.ch
The bus stop “Locarno, cinque vie” is located close to the hospital; for more information on the timetables, please visit the following web page: www.quadri-orario.ch or www.ti.ch/trasporti
The nearest airport is Lugano/Agno (approximately 40 minutes from Locarno) or the Italian airport of Milan Malpensa (approximately 1 hour 30 minutes from Locarno) from which you can continue the journey by bus that departs every 2 hours towards Chiasso-Lugano-Bellinzona and from there by train in the direction of Locarno.
There is also a direct train connection which normally goes every two hours from and to the international airport Malpensa over Luino and Gallarate on line S30. For information on the timetables, please visit the following web page: www.tilo.ch.