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Palazzo Civico
Casella Postale 1419
CH 6500 Bellinzona
T. +41 (0)91 825 21 31
F. +41 (0)91 821 41 20
Bellinzonese Bellinzonese Biasca e Riviera Biasca e Riviera Valle di Blenio Valle di Blenio Leventina Leventina


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
09 May 2015
27 June 2015
10 October 2015
Mercantico, la brocante bellinzonese

Quando: Al terzo sabato feriale


30 July 2015, 19:30
Goran Bregovic a Castle on Air

Ore 19.30: Apertura porte al pubblico
Ore 20.00: Aperitivo per Sponsor
Ore 20.45: Make Plain
Ore 21.15: Goran Bregovic and The Wedding and Funeral Band

Per maggiori informazioni: www.castleonair.ch

31 July 2015, 19:30
Comicità in scena con i Legnanesi per chiudere in bellezza Castle on Air

Ore 19.30: Apertura porte al pubblico
Ore 20.00: Aperitivo per Sponsor
Ore 21.00: I Legnanesi - Storie dei Cortili

Per maggiori informazioni: www.castleonair.ch

06 August 2015, 20:30
Concerti estivi - Orchestra della svizzera italiana

In collaborazione con Municipio di Giubiasco (diretta radiofonica RSI Rete Due)

13 August - 05 September 2015
Cinema Openair Castelgrande 2015

Open air cinema event.

14 August 2015, 14:00
Librarsi al Parco

Lettura-racconto "Il Sacro Baobab" (Senegal)

18 August 2015, 14:00
20 August 2015, 14:00
Museo Civico Villa dei Cedri -Librarsi al Parco

Il gioco e la lettura sono due attività fondamentali per la crescita, nonché per lo sviluppo intellettivo e relazionale del bambino. Con questa ludica inizativa desideriamo promuovere tali sani comportamenti nelle famiglie del Bellinzonese.

03 - 06 September 2015

Festa della Vendemmia



10 - 13 September 2015
CSI: International Showjumpers

Great Names of the international Showjumpers will arrive through the efforts of the Committee of the Riding Club Scuderia al Piano ti Giubiasco at Crotta Stables. During the four days of the sporting event you can attend in 21 competitions around 150 Riders from more or less 15 different countries.

17 - 20 September 2015

Festival di letteratura e traduzione




Exhibitions Agenda
28 March - 02 August 2015
Somewhere between the lines, Lang/Baumann & Raffaella Chiara
Castello Sasso Corbaro, Bellinzona

Linee architettoniche, linee spaziali e linee del tempo.

20 June - 31 July 2015
Bellinzona, Salone Espositivo della Società Bancaria Ticinese
04 July - 12 September 2015
Giubiasco, Galleria Job

Sabato 4 luglio alle ore 11 la Galleria Job di Giubiasco inaugura “K187”, esposizione personale di Katia Mandelli Ghidini. Katia nasce nel 1974 a Lugano. 

Special offers
19 March - 31 December 2015
Culture Pass - Entrance Ticket to the Three Castles of Bellinzona

The Culture 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.

04 April - 31 October 2015
Visite guidate

Tutti i sabati / jeden Samstag/chaque samedi/every Saturday

20 April 2015, 12:32
Trenino Artù

Un viaggio meraviglioso in mezzo alla natura per raggiungere i Castelli di Bellinzona partendo dalla suggestiva Turrita, centro storico di Bellinzona.
Il trenino turistico circola regolarmente tutti  i giorni della settimana dal 19 marzo al 31 ottobre 2015.

01 May - 31 December 2015
Tibetan Bridge Carasc

An unforgettable walk!


Walking route from the flat: 3 1/2 - 4 H.


20 May - 31 December 2015
Grand Tour of Switzerland

Get ready to explore Switzerland.
A 1600 km circuit where you can discover the country’s true pearls over just one road: this is the Grand Tour of Switzerland.

Go to the site

22 May - 31 October 2015

La magia del centro storico e il relax dello Splash & Spa

Offerta combinata cultura e relax, dedicatevi una giornata di scoperta e benessere.

28 May - 31 October 2015
E-bike rental at Tourist Office Bellinzona

From CHF 15.-