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Castello di Montebello

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Address: Bellinzona, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41(0)91 8251342
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The middle castle

What an amazing place. This castle was larger and well protected and has the "heft" of ancient times. I kept missing the little train, but he waited for me on the last trip.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Pam K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What an amazing place. This castle was larger and well protected and has the "heft" of ancient times. I kept missing the little train, but he waited for me on the last trip.

Thank Pam K
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88 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Very well maintained castle with lots of original items such as the grape press at the enteance and the walk-throughs towards the upper rings. There you are able to wander around the positions of the guards and dream away into the Middle Ages, enjoying the stunning view over the valley and the city of Bellinzona. Out of the three Bellinzona... More 

Thank Micy01
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Great view on Bellinzona's old town. It's a short walk from the central square and offers a good view on the town and the other two castles. It is well maintained and has a small museum. The latter has not much to see though and costs CHF 5 per person to visit it. Great manicured lawn to sit in the... More 

Thank Matyas L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

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.

Thank the_holloways
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.

Thank Daniel H
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!

Thank raffaella s
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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.

Thank CarmyBeachLover
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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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!

Thank Dakota P
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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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