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Bellinzona town walk along three castles

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Montebello castle Bellinzona

The walls of Montebello castle in Bellinzona.

A walk in Bellinzona along all castles

Get to know the small historical town center of Bellinzona and the three castles in and around town.


How to reach Bellinzona, and detailed route instructions.


Facts Town walk Bellinzona with three castles

  • Hiking time: 2h00
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 223 - 464 m
  • Distance: 5.6 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), the Castelgrande (Great Castle) and the other two castles just outside the town. More information can be found here.

Hiking shoes are recommended for the section to the two castles outside the town. A shorter and easier version of this route, with just one castle, can be found here.

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