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Change of schedule and possible cancelled activities

Events, exhibitions, shows and entertainment activities may be postponed or even cancelled.

Given the ever-changing situation, we would advise you to always check opening times in advance as well as any restrictions applying to the event directly with the contact people indicated.

We do our best to keep you constantly updated but apologise for any inconvenience caused.


A dive into the medieval past - Bellinzona UNESCO

Bellinzona Just a few kilometres away from Lugano stands one of Ticino’s main attractions: the castles of Bellinzona, today on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

The three castles which loom over Bellinzona… also loom large in any list of Ticino’s main attractions. Due to their great historical, cultural and architectural value, these mediaeval fortifications are one of UNESCO’s 12 Swiss World Heritage Sites. Just 20 minutes’ drive from Lugano, you’ll find yourself travelling back in time, visiting the castles or wandering amongst the stalls at the traditional market held on Saturdays.

The ideal programme


Excursions for everyone


  • Take the train (TILO) Lugano – Bellinzona
  • Visit of Castelgrande
  • Lunch in the historical centre


  • Ride on the tourist train
  • Visit to Castello di Sasso Corbaro
  • Visit to Castello di Montebello
  • Visit to  Villa dei Cedri
  • Train trip (TILO) Bellinzona – Lugano

Not to be missed

  • Saturday mornig market in the city centre

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  1. Contact


    Lugano Region tourist office
    Piazza della Riforma
    +41 58 220 65 00

    Bellinzonese e Alto Ticino Turismo
    Palazzo Civico
    6500 Bellinzona
    +41 (0)91 825 21 31
    +41 (0)91 821 41 20

  2. Notes
  3. Opening

    Open all year
    Open all days