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Sasso Corbaro Castle

Bellinzona 6500, Switzerland
+41 91 825 59 06
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Magnificent views with added bonus of a great restaurant

The castle is situated overlooking Bellinzona, south to Lake Maggiore and north into the Ticino... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2017
Basel, Switzerland
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Panoramic View from Strategically Placed Fortress

The view includes the routes from the Gotthard and Bernardino Passes and down to Lake Lugano... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2017
Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

The castle is situated overlooking Bellinzona, south to Lake Maggiore and north into the Ticino Alps. There is a small exhibition of Ticino life but the highlight is to scale the ramparts and the highest tower to drink the view!!! Great vistas of the other...More

Thank swisscoxy
Reviewed April 28, 2017

The view includes the routes from the Gotthard and Bernardino Passes and down to Lake Lugano. Sasso Corbaro offers the most panoramic views. You can also take a photo of the line of castles leading from the top of Sasso Corbaro to the center of...More

Thank DonPaulo
Reviewed April 28, 2017

Actually this castle looks beautiful from Montebello castle or from city. I mean, when you look from bottom point, a view is amazing. But when you are inside castle on the high point, it's not attractive. Moreover, entrance in this castle isn't free. If weather...More

Thank Nataliya S
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

This castle is the highest one of the three Bellinzona castles. The drive up the winding, narrow roads make for an adventure but the amazing views are worth it. You can even catch a cute little mechanical, rubber wheeled train that takes you between this...More

Thank Dina H
Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Sasso Corbaro is the the highest of the three castles in Belinzona and the smaller of the three. Reaching it by car through narrow single lane road is quite an experience. The view is spectacular. This castle has its own character compared to the other...More

1  Thank AZ_worldtraveller
Reviewed November 23, 2016

Castello di Sasso Corbaro is located higher than the other two castles in town. Built in 1479, so it's the youngest. Museum is in the keep and requires an admission fee, but the grounds are free to stroll around in. Spectacular views of Bellinzona and...More

Thank xfooey
Reviewed September 10, 2016

We visited this castle first (of the set of three you can visit with one very reasonable entry fee), because it was at the highest elevation, and the furthest from the center of town, so we could work our way downward and toward town through...More

Thank Beakertroyd
Reviewed August 9, 2016

The castle (rather fortress) of Sasso Corbaro is located high above the city as the furthest of the three city fortifications. However, you can reach it easily with public transport, taking the bus from the railway station. From the last stop (line 4), you will...More

Thank r0landbrunner
Reviewed July 27, 2016

This is the 3rd of Bellinzona's castles (UNESCO Heritage Sights) and the highest, therefore the one with the best views of Lake Maggiore and the Alps. Be sure to visit this one and the other 2 as well.

Thank RichardK938
Reviewed July 22, 2016

Tips for taking the post bus to the highest castle (Sasso Corbaro) and then hiking downhill to the middle castle (Castello di Montebello) and then downhill again to the town. This trip is ideal for the budget traveller, because the one-way bus ticket is cheap,...More

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Tara S
March 12, 2017|
Response from Daniel H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tara Very good question. The short answer, yes it is. By Train you get to Bellinzona in about 2 hours. There is a train every hour. On the way you will cross the Alps in the world longest train tunnel (57km - around 38... More