Bellinzona

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The Piazza Indipendenza in the town center of Bellinzona.

About Bellinzona

The small town of Bellinzona is famous for its three castles and is a good base for day trips all over the canton of Ticino.

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HOW TO TRAVEL

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Facts about Bellinzona

Why stay in Bellinzona?

Bellinzona has a small historical town center, and the three castles add to the medieval atmosphere like in no other town. Bellinzona is the capital of the canton of Ticino, and very centrally located. It is a perfect base for day trips in a large area.

Why not stay in Bellinzona?

Some people prefer to stay on a lake, e.g. in Locarno or Lugano. The center of Bellinzona is pretty small, so don't expect too much shopping or other activities there.

What not to miss during your stay

You can make a lot of day trips from Bellinzona, both in the Lake Maggiore region and the Lake Lugano region. The one thing not to miss while staying here is a walk to the castles;

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