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Castello di Montebello

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Wonderful views of Castel Grande & the town

Definitely worth going up to this castle after you've done Castel Grande. It's a step walk of about 15-20 minutes depending on fitness! Fine views from the battlements. Views are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth going up to this castle after you've done Castel Grande. It's a step walk of about 15-20 minutes depending on fitness! Fine views from the battlements. Views are the main attraction, don't bother with the museum & tower.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

One of the best I have seen so far. It is so well maintained and with all the different bridges brings you back to the time. If you get the chance just to see one of the 3 Bellinzona's Castles, visit this one.

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Bellinzona, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I am from Bellinzona, so for my whole childhood I have seen this Castle! I totally love it, now that i am not living anymore in Bellinzona I really miss this view.. In summer sometimes there are some music festival, or you can even get married here :) is magic!

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Taipei
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We walked all the way up to castle Montebello. It was tiring but worth doing as we could take pictures of Sasso Corbaro castle.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Didn't expect this little gem while on our way to Locarno. Well worth a visit. Great spot to snap a few photographs.

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Oviedo, Florida, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We did a quick tour of all 3 castles in Bellinzona in one day. If you want to spend more time on only one of the 3, let this be the one!

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a very well preserved example. Despite the notices entry to the castle is free but there is a SFR5 charge if you wish to visit the museum. There are some amazing views from the ramparts over the town of Bellinzona and the surrounding countryside. The other two castles in Bellinzona are close by - one high above on... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

To reach the castle we walked up instead of taking the bus. It was only about 20 minutes from the train station at a slow pace. We had the chance to enjoy the views as we got closer to the castle. We entered through the parking lot which is in front of the entrance. A grape press by the entrance... More 

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Brugg, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

To my opinion this is definitively the nicest from the 3 castle in Bellinzona. It is worth to walk up from the old city because the view is very nice. The castle is very nice and one can really imagine the castle life being there. If you visit only one, go to this one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Unfortunately I only went to two castles, but this was the better one. It's in fabulous condition and has the museum. It will cost 5 chf but well worth it. The views are fantastic, but you get the whole experience. This has drawbridges eats, the place feels like it's been preserved. I think this is a once in a lifetime... More 

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