Bellinzona (Italian pronunciation: [bellinˈtsoːna]; French: Bellinzone [bɛlɛ̃zon], German: Bellenz [ˈbɛlɛnts], Romansh: Blizuna [bliˈtsuːnə] ( listen)) is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. The city is famous for its three castles (Castelgrande, Montebello, Sasso Corbaro) that have been UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2000.
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Took the train and walked to castle. Elevator and then path, and some stairs to the top, and to the flat grass part. There is a very small outside bar there for a drink. Walk down to the underwall tunnel and walk all the way to the other side. It's a long walk, but you get to walk the whole way of the wall. Amazing.
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In terms of altitude this is the middle castle. It also offers the best Battlement walk of the three. The museum is third rate in terms of collection and even worse in conveying information. There are lots of outdoor photo opportunities of the castle below and that above.
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This beautiful medieval castle overlooking the city has been recently restored.
In Belinzona on a "Neolithic "hill, it dates back to ca 5000 B.C., that was the first settlement on the Castelgrande hill, and the first fortification was done in the 4th century, and was called Castelgrande. Today, as it looks now it dates of a Milan phase ca 1486,
later on it was followed by other restaurations, and the last projects in the 19 th century;
It's very imposant and illuminated in the night and has also a Museo, it's one of the nicest castle of Bellinzona and merit a visit. There are also events in the castle.
(entrance price ca. 8 €.)
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Actually this castle looks beautiful from Montebello castle or from city. I mean, when you look from bottom point, a view is amazing. But when you are inside castle on the high point, it's not attractive. Moreover, entrance in this castle isn't free. If weather is cloudy and rainy, you can see nothing , only fog and clouds ( And very hard way from the city to the top, near 30 minutes. So, if u have free time and wanna practice sport and cardio, good luck ! ) Walking is very useful for legs, and fresh air for your health.
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Walking around Bellinzona's old town, you will surely be attracted to this grand church on Piazza Collegiata. It has a beautiful pulpit decorated with many kinds of marble. The interior is very ornate with a baroque feel.
If you are visiting Bellinzona, this church is worth a peek.
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If you have a bit more time in Bellinzona then just to visit the castels, you might want to make a walk south of the city center, visiting the Villa dei Cedri, the Chiesa San Biagio, and the Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie. The three are located closely one by the other, and each of them is well worth a visit.
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strolling from the railway station through the old city, you will make it (at least) until this square limiting off the old city. it is worth to walk further, as there are some interesting sights beyond, but if not, have at least a drink on the cornerplace here.
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