Three castles – Unesco World Heritage


Bellinzona: Giubiasco Richtung 3 Castelli di

Bellinzona: Giubiasco Richtung 3 Castelli di

Bellinzona: UNESCO-Castelgrande in

Bellinzona: UNESCO-Castelgrande in

Bellinzona, a medieval city with Lombardic austerity and a gate to the South, has an impressive silhouette.

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Technical information

Begin of tour:Railway station, Bellinzona
Point of arrival:Castello di Sasso Corbaro, Bellinzona
Access starting point:Train to Bellinzona
Access point of arrival:Elevator from Piazza del Sole up to Castelgrande
Physical fitness:medium
Hiking time:1h
Length:2.5 km
Season:March - November
Various:the castles and fortifications
the museums (of history, art and archaeology) in the three castles
old town of Bellinzona


Bellinzona – old town – Castelgrande – Castello di Montobello – Castello di Sasso Corbaro – Bellinzona

There are three castles -  Castelgrande, Castello di Montebello and Castello di Sasso Corbaro, built by Lombardic rulers in the 13th century, appropriated by Swiss confederates in the 15th century and renovated with great expertise in the 20th century. The castles in particular make it worth your while to take a tour of the city - strolling through busy streets, vineyards and chestnut groves.

For families: Fortifications, historical museums

Various: Museums in Castello di Montebello and Sasso Corbaro are closed from December to February

Tour Overview

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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