The Fortress of Bellinzona

One region, so many highlights!

Discover a destination which has an immense variety of highlights. Dive into the captivating, unspoilt nature of the region Bellinzona and Valleys, and explore its historical and architectural heritage. Travel back in time with a visit to Bellinzona’s castles, recognised as a Unesco World Heritage site. But make sure you leave some time to get to know a little more about the local traditions.

So how do you prefer to spend your free time? Whether with your family, as a couple or with friends, you’ll find everything you need: culture and stunning natural landscapes, and plenty of opportunities for action and relaxation.


Relaxation, excursions and entertainment: choose to spend your holidays among nature, history and culture in Ticino. A territory, a thousand facets.

Rustico of Giornico, Leventina
The arch of the Greina

Travel inspirations
Discover the Fortress of Bellinzona

Once upon a time there were knights and drawbridges. Where? In Bellinzona, of course! Turn back time by visiting the city’s castles, all Unesco Heritage listed.


The difficulty is deciding how to spend your time, there is so much choice! Whether with your family, as a couple, or with friends, you will find everything you’re looking for: culture and nature, sport and relaxation, old traditions and breath-taking panoramas wherever you look.


Visit a region where culture is a constant. Marvellous treasures await. Grab your camera, the adventure is about to begin!



Organise your stay to include gourmet eateries as well as the traditional rustic grotto restaurants.


The region of Bellinzona and Valleys can give you everything you need. Come and get spoiled.

Events to experience

Discover the Events of Bellinzona and Valleys: Besides the famous Rabadan Carnival, there is much more to experience! Enjoy music at the Sun Valley Festival and open-air concerts, such as Castle on Air at the Bellinzona Fortress. Explore culinary walks and participate in sports events. Find your favorite event here!



One day in the region of Bellinzona and Valleys