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Bellinzona's castles are considered amongst the finest examples of medieval fortification architecture in Switzerland. As they appear today, the fortifications, whose origins actually go much further back to a prehistoric settlement on Castelgrande hill, are mainly the result of intensive and complex building activity instigated by the Dukes of Milan in the 15111 century.... Continue
 
 

History

Prehistoric settlement The age of the  Roman Empire The early Middle Ages The high Middle Ages The late Middle Ages Bellinzona becomes  part of the  Confederation The post-1500 era
Prehistoric settlement The age of the
Roman Empire
The early Middle Ages The high Middle Ages The late Middle Ages Bellinzona becomes
part of the
Confederation
The post-1500 era
 

Castles and walls

Castelgrande Montebello Castle Sasso Corbaro Castle The city walls The Murata The fortifications
Castelgrande Montebello Castle Sasso Corbaro Castle The city walls The Murata The fortifications