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Palazzo Civico
Casella Postale 1419
CH 6500 Bellinzona
F. +41 (0)91 821 41 20
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Observing the three castles from a distance you might think that they got there just by chance but a closer look at this small town, situated in the middle of the valley floor of the River Ticino, which connects the Alps to Lake Maggiore, might make you reconsider. In fact, the capital developed around the fortress in the course of the centuries, acquiring a multicultural identity that derives from its enviable position and has determined its role as a pulsating cultural hub at the heart of Europe.

 

In the Bellinzona area, where routes to the St. Gotthard, the Luckmanier and the San Bernadino intersect, contrast is a source of vitality and culture, albeit accompanied by respect for tradition. There is an ongoing dialogue between the medieval architecture of the fortifications (World Heritage site) and the old town with its many ancient monuments, and contemporary works by eminent architects of our times; works which have enhanced the town centre and the entire region. Bellinzona’s noisy and colourful market has survived for centuries and now continues to exist side by side with major scientific research centres. Numerous galleries, museums and theatres guarantee a lively cultural scene and are constantly in competition with the squares where openair events and the most famous Carnival in Ticino bring life to the ancient quarters of the old town centre.

 

The silence offered by ancient churches and libraries provide a contrast with the many and varied sports events on offer. Whether you choose to enjoy the delicacies of haute cuisine or prefer to sample the traditional, simpler fare of a “grotto”, the food on your plate and the wine in your glass will have been produced locally. It is this fascinating mosaic of contrasts and shades that has made Bellinzona worthy of its recognition as a World Heritage Site.

Events Agenda
11 April - 14 October 2016
 
Monti Montecarasso: avviso esbosco

Informiamo i fruitori dei sentieri che sui monti di Carasso è previsto un importante lavoro di esbosco per il quale verrà installata una teleferica provvisoria per il trasporto a valle del legname. I sentieri interessati rimarranno sbarrati durante le date e gli orari indicati.

 

2016: 11 aprile – 14 ottobre da lunedì a venerdì ore 07.00 – 18.00

2017: 03 aprile – 20 ottobre da lunedì a venerdì ore 07.00 – 18.00

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06 August - 23 October 2016
The Serravalle Castle

Exhibition

Opening: Monday - Sunday 10am - 6pm

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19 August 2016 - 08 January 2017
Dreamland Alps - Proiezioni utopiche e progetti nelle Alpi

Exhibition

Opening: Monday - Sunday 10am - 6pm

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16 September - 01 November 2016
Enri Canaj "Parallel Ways"

Esposizione fotografica

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02 October 2016
Mercato d'autunno

Il tradizionale mercato settimanale a Bellinzona anche di domenica dalle ore 08.00 alle ore 13.00.

02 October 2016
 
LETS STORM THE CASTLES!

The first Swiss Castle Day under the slogan “Lets storm the castles!” will take place on Sunday 2nd October 2016.

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09 October 2016
Mercato d'autunno

Il tradizionale mercato settimanale a Bellinzona anche di domenica dalle ore 08.00 alle ore 13.00.

12 October 2016
Circoncerto

Sono musicisti bizzarri o artisti da circo i due personaggi che si presentano sul palco?

Con la Compagnia teatrale Luzia e Mario di Monte Carasso.


Ore 14.00 e 16.00
Per tutti

16 October 2016
Mercato d'autunno

Il tradizionale mercato settimanale a Bellinzona anche di domenica dalle ore 08.00 alle ore 13.00.

21 - 23 October 2016
 
Sapori e Saperi

The event is aimed on the one hand to know and appreciate the typical products of the food and wine culture of Ticino with tasting areas and on the other hand to learn about the culture of the territory, its traditions and its folklore. 

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22 - 23 October 2016
UNESCO World Heritage Days 2015

Open doors at the 3 Castles of Bellinzona with free entry at the museums from 10 am to 6 pm and an entertainment programm.

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23 October 2016
Mercato d'autunno

Il tradizionale mercato settimanale a Bellinzona anche di domenica dalle ore 08.00 alle ore 13.00.

Exhibitions Agenda
06 August - 23 October 2016
The Serravalle Castle
Sala Arsenale, Castelgrande

Exhibition

Opening: Monday - Sunday 10am - 6pm

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19 August 2016 - 08 January 2017
Dreamland Alps - Proiezioni utopiche e progetti nelle Alpi
Castello di Sasso Corbaro

Exhibition

Opening: Monday - Sunday 10am - 6pm

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16 September - 01 November 2016
Enri Canaj "Parallel Ways"
SpazioReale, Antico Convento delle Agostiniane, Monte Carasso

Esposizione fotografica

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12 November 2016 - 08 January 2017
Il mondo dei presepi a Castelgrande
Sala Arsenale, Castelgrande

Esposizione.

Apertura 7 giorni su 7 dalle ore 10.30 alle 16.00

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Special offers
19 March 2016 - 08 January 2017
BELLINZONA PASS

The Bellinzona Pass is an entrance ticket to the Three Castles of Bellinzona, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2000, and the civic museum Villa dei Cedri. There are two ticket options: either with access by tourist train or without.

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23 March 2016, 16:57
Filovia Malvaglia SA

La Filovia Malvaglia-Dagro è una porta d’entrata verso un paesaggio dove si fondono opportunità di interesse culturale, paesaggistico, sportivo e ricreativo.

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