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Casella Postale 1419
CH 6500 Bellinzona
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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
09 May 2015
27 June 2015
10 October 2015
Mercantico, la brocante bellinzonese

Quando: Al terzo sabato feriale

 

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13 August - 05 September 2015
 
Cinema Openair Castelgrande 2015

Open air cinema event.

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30 August - 01 November 2015
Esposizione fotografica: Immagini al plurale

La storia sociale, politica ed economica del Canton Ticino attraverso la fotografia.

 

www.fpct.ch 

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03 - 06 September 2015
PerBacco

Festa della Vendemmia

 

www.perbaccobellinzona.ch

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06 September 2015
Le iscrizioni per il Swiss-Ski Summer Trophy sono aperte!

Domenica 6 settembre il „Swiss-Ski Summer Trophy“ sarà a Bellinzona.
Ogni squadra dovrà essere composta da 5 bambini / giovani in età tra i 7 e i 16 anni, le stesse si sfideranno in una competizione polisportiva stile giochi senza frontiere.

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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.

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11 September 2015, 13:45
TBB Rock Festival

Ospiti i Modena City Ramblers oltre a tante altre Bands ticinesi.

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17 - 20 September 2015
BABEL

Festival di letteratura e traduzione

 

www.babelfestival.com

 

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18 September 2015, 20:30
Concerto d’organo

Nell’ambito della Masterclass di organo dal tema “dal XVII al XIX secolo”
Suona il Maestro Giancarlo Parodi

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19 September 2015, 21:30
 
Fedora Saura with BiU spoken word / The Pussywarmers

Triple date concert at the 10th Anniversary of Babel: the FEDORA SAURA, an avant-gardist band from Ticino, will meet with forays from the spoken word group BERN IST ÜBERALL, followed by THE PUSSYWARMERS with their Hungarian ladyfriend Réka and their unpredictable trumpeters. 

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20 September 2015, 08:00
Strada in festa

2’350 metri per incontrarsi, conoscersi, svagarsi e divertirsi, è questo lo spirito che anima la sesta edizione di “Strada in Festa” in collaborazione con la Società Commercianti di Bellinzona.

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09 - 11 October 2015
Rassegna d’autunno

Formaggi degli Alpi Ticinesi, vino, miele, castagne, pane, dolci e cioccolato.
Musica intrattenimento, degustazioni, "Villaggio giochi" per bambini.

Exhibitions Agenda
04 July - 12 September 2015
“K187”
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. 

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30 August - 01 November 2015
Esposizione fotografica: Immagini al plurale
Bellinzona, Castello di Sasso Corbaro

La storia sociale, politica ed economica del Canton Ticino attraverso la fotografia.

 

www.fpct.ch 

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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.

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04 April - 31 October 2015
Visite guidate

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

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20 April - 31 October 2015
Trenino Artù

Un viaggio meraviglioso in mezzo alla natura per raggiungere i Castelli di Bellinzona partendo dalla suggestiva Turrita, centro storico di Bellinzona.

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01 May - 31 December 2015
Tibetan Bridge Carasc

An unforgettable walk!

 

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

 

Fondazione Curzùtt
Infopoint Monte Carasso 

www.curzutt.ch

 

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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.

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22 May - 31 October 2015
OFFERTA W-E “RELAX E CULTURA”

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


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

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

From CHF 15.-

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12 August - 03 September 2015
PerBacco e il suo grande concorso fotografico

Tema edizione 2015: LA CULTURA DELLA VITE E IL VINO IN TICINO

 

Gli organizzatori della festa della vendemmia di Bellinzona, hanno deciso di offrire ai molti appassionati di fotografia, non professionisti, un importante concorso fotografico. 

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03 - 06 September 2015
Special Offer PerBacco

Pernottamento in un Hotel a scelta del Bellinzonese

  • Colazione
  • Tasse di soggiorno
  • Cultura Pass (Biglietto d’entrata per i Castelli di Bellinzona)
  • Degustazione vini al sabato pomeriggio

I prezzi s’intendono per persona/per notte

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