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The three Medieval castles of Bellinzona

Discover Bellinzona’s three medieval castles, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Castelgrande, Montebello and Sasso Corbaro will allow you to journey back into the past, to a time when dukes and confederates fought in shining armour. Walk along the battlements and through the little doors notched into the thick walls, visit secret rooms and imagine how life was once lived.

Suitable for
Itinerary features
5.44 KM
1H 30
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Friday 20 July
31° MAX 31° / MIN 18°
rainfall 90%
wind light/moderate
Weather forecast for the next days

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27° 14°

30° 15°

30° 17°

29° 17°
Alternative routes

Alternative path for the return: after the Sasso Corbaro castle, follow the tarmac road and at the first fork turn left. Carry on until the bends which take you to Ravecchia, on Via Ospedale. Walk down the road alongside the Dragonato stream, ‘til the main road, Via Franco Zorzi, and turn right. Walking straight and crossing the pretty old centre of Bellinzona takes you back to Piazza del Sole.

  • Hiking boots
  • Sun cap
  • Water-bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Hiking map
  • Camera
  • Food


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Tourism Organization Addresses

Bellinzonese e Alto Ticino
Sede Bellinzonese

Palazzo Civico
CH-6500 Bellinzona
T +41 91 825 21 31
F +41 91 821 41 20


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