Ticino
Bellinzona
Highly recommended
Bellinzona The Essential
Highly recommended
Bellinzona is an inevitable point of passage for transalpine traffic taking the routes through St Gothard, Lukmanier or San Bernardino on the Italian side of the Alps. It has gone from being a thousand-year-long stronghold defending Tessin to being the canton's administrative capital (since 1803). But contrary to appearances there is nothing austere about this Lombardic town. The authentic, bustling market, as well as the region's most lively carnival, should certainly be able to convince you.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Bellinzona
Castelgrande
Castelgrande
A natural centre for the defence of the
90 minutes
Castello di Montebello
Castello di Montebello
Built in the 13C by the powerful Rusca
90 minutes
Bellinzona's Castles
Bellinzona's Castles
The three castles, two of which
90 minutes
Historical centre
Historical centre
A walk through the old centre of
60 minutes
Collegiate of SS.Pietro e Stefano
Collegiate of SS.Pietro e Stefano
This church dedicated to St Peter and St
15 minutes
Castello di Sasso Corbaro
Castello di Sasso Corbaro
Built in the 15C on the orders of the
30 minutes