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Bellinzona town walk with one castle

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Castelgrande in Bellinzona

One of the three castles of Bellinzona: the Castelgrande.

A walk in Bellinzona

Explore the best streets of Bellinzona and the castle in the center of town.


How to reach Bellinzona, and detailed route instructions.


Facts Town walk Bellinzona with one castle

  • Hiking time: 0h40
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Elevation: 223 - 278 m
  • Distance: 2.3 km
  • Terrain: town
  • Region: Lake Maggiore (Ticino)

About this town walk

This self-guided walk in Bellinzona allows you to explore the town center with the Piazza Nosetto and Piazza Collegiata (town squares), the town hall (Palazzo Civico) and the Castelgrande (Great Castle). More information about the castles of Bellinzona can be found here.

We recommend to allocate 1.5 hours to allow you to have a quick look inside the castle and to take pictures along the way. Take more time for an extensive look, to have lunch and visit the museum.

A longer alternative to this route, including all three castles, can be found here.

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