Castles of Bellinzona
With its castles, walls, towers, battlements and gates, this impressive 13th century fortress is an amazing sight. In days gone by, the medieval castles of Castelgrande, Castello Montebello and Castello Sasso Corbaro protected Bellinzona, which was a strategic political and trading point. Castelgrande now houses museums, while Montebello and Sasso Corbaro are the best preserved medieval castles in the country.
Recommended resorts: Lugano, Locarno, Ascona
Please click here for a sample holiday itinerary combining the Bellinzona castles with the Lavaux vineyards and staying in Montreux and Lugano.