Fodor's Expert Review Castello di Sasso Corbaro

Bellinzona Castle/Palace/Chateau

This massive and forbidding fieldstone construction's almost complete absence of curves is typical of the Sforza style. It was designed by a Florentine military engineer and built in 1479 for the Duke of Milan, who insisted that the work be completed in six months, as indeed it was. Temporary art exhibitions are held in the belvedere and in the Emma Paglia Room. Ambitious walkers can reach the castle in about 45 minutes by treading uphill from Castello di Montebello along a switchback road through woods; if you're driving, follow the signs to Artore.


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Via Sasso Corbaro
Bellinzona, Ticino  6500, Switzerland


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: 10 SF, 15 SF combination ticket includes Castelgrande and Castello di Montebello, Apr.–June, Sept., and Oct., daily 10–6; July and Aug., daily 10–7, Closed Nov.–Mar.

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