Back from the winter holidays, the Swissminiatur Team found a nasty surprise inside the park. The strong wind of the first week of January has seriously damaged the miniature model of the Piazza Grande in Locarno. This is the worst damage found inside the Swissminiatur Park, after the damage caused by vandals to several miniatures in June 2015.
Fortunately, the area dedicated to the Locarno Film Festival was not damaged.
Piazza Grande and the screen of the Locarno Film Festival were inaugurated inside the Swissminiatur Park in April 2017, to celebrate the 70th edition of the Festival.