Following the latest restrictions issued by the Federal Council, all shops, markets and sports and leisure facilities remain closed until 28 February 2021. The three Castles of Bellinzona, the towers, the wall, the courtyards, the lift and the entrances will also remain closed to the public.
Tremola Road, Gotthard
All roads lead to Bellinzona
Whether you arrive from the north or south, we’ll meet you half-way. And what better place than the Bellinzonese and Upper Ticino for your holidays?
Coming from the north, choose the Gotthard tunnel for the speediest access. If you’re arriving in summer, why not leave a little extra time to enjoy the magnificent landscape of an Alpine pass as you cross into Ticino? There are many to choose from!
From the south, you get to admire the lakes. You’ll be amazed by a landscape which changes with every kilometre.
Car all packed? Ladies and gentlemen start your engines!
Ticino has an efficient road system that offers excellent and very safe connections. The canton is crossed from north to south by the A2 motorway that allows you to travel the route Chiasso-Airolo in about an hour. Meanwhile the A13, that runs along the entire eastern Switzerland, in Castione-Arbedo allows connection to the A2 motorway.
In Switzerland it is necessary to pay a tax in order to use most of the national roads.
Unless otherwise indicated by road signs, the speed limit on motorways is 120 km/h and 100 km/h on expressways. Generally on normal roads outside the town the speed limit is 80 km/h, while in the towns the speed limit varies from 30 to 50 km/h. In the meeting areas the speed limit is 20 km/h.
Most parking lots are to be paid in Ticino, especially in urban areas. If you do not have your private car at the airports and in biggest cities all the major car rental companies are represented.