Bellinzona History and Nature
Bellinzona the capital of Ticino combines history with untouched nature. It is located nestled between mountains and alpine lakes, surrounded by the blue colour of the water ,the green of nature, the grey of the rocks and the white of the snow-covered mountain peaks.
On the cobbled streets and squares of the old town, one embarks on the traces of the Middle Ages, climbs up to the famous three castles, a UNESCO World Heritage site: Sasso Corbaro, Montebello and Castelgrande with its picturesque fortress wall, which meanders down into the city and which gave it the nickname “Turrita”.
A culinary journey through the art of cooking of those places where tradition have been preserved for centuries and the coat of arms of the city is found even on the traditional sweets.
In Bellinzona, there are also the annually recurring festivals and events, such as the RABADAN, the famous Ticino Carnival, where the music and masks occupy the city for a week long. Or the weekly Saturday market, the medieval festival Spada nella Rocca and the PerBacco wine harvest festival.
Out from the buzzing bustle of the city and its festivities into the timeless quiet surrounding valleys. The peaceful mountain landscape is balm for the soul, enables one to refuel and is worth every exhausting climb.
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