Ticino Sights

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Although this castle was first mentioned in a 6th-century document, the current structure dates from the 1200s. The massive exterior...

Castello di Montebello

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The most striking of Bellinzona's three castles has a core section that dates from the 13th century. The palace and courtyard, both from...

Castello di Sasso Corbaro

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This massive and forbidding fieldstone construction's almost complete absence of curves is typical of the Sforza style. It was designed...

Centro Storico

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With its heavy-column arcades, wrought-iron balconies, and shuttered facades, Bellinzona's Old Town exhibits the direct influence of...

Chiesa Collegiata di San Pietro e San Stefano

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The sober, late-Renaissance facade of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter and St. Stephen, begun in the 16th century, stands across from...

Chiesa San Biagio

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One of Bellinzona's two Italianate churches, St. Biagio is a spare medieval treasure guarded on the exterior by an outsize fresco of...

Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie

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The earliest records of the Church of St. Mary of Grace date from the 15th century, when it was part of a Franciscan monastery. Now it's...

Museo Villa dei Cedri

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The city's art gallery sporadically mounts worthwhile exhibits of pieces from its collection, donated by private citizens. Behind the...

Palazzo Civico

  • Government Building

This splendid Renaissance structure was rebuilt in the 1920s. Its courtyard is framed by two stacked rows of delicate vaulted arcades...