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Bellinzona and Ticino

The city

Bellinzona preserves a rich historical-geographical heritage from medieval times, a heritage that pulsates behind the austere charm of a Lombard village settled long ago in the viscera of the Alps and signifies its place as a crossroads between the Latin and Teutonic worlds along the mountain pass par excellence, the St. Gothard.

 

Of particular beauty are its lanes and squares, its courtyards and old houses; but above all its three castles of incomparable strength and virile beauty, which recount centuries of history written by Romans and Longobards, Swiss and Milanese

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Accompanying this heritage, and in felicitous symbiosis with it, are the modern architectural creations of the famed Ticino School, creating a fine rapport between past, present and future.

 

A tale that intrigues and enchants even the most inattentive traveler.
Altitude: 240 m above sea level Population; 19,999 Area: 19.84 sq m

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Public transportation

Shuttle from the Bellinzona railway station to the Espocentro.

 

Parking

Ample free parking at the Espocentro.

 

Bicycle hire

At the Bellinzona railway station bikes can be rented for a day or the whole Festival week.

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