Piazza Indipendenza
Piazza Indipendenza
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  • YB1972
    Geneva, Switzerland22,708 contributions
    Place quelconque
    Cette place, comme son nom l'indique, commémore l'indépendance du Tessin en tant que canton à part entière, en l'année 1803. Située à environ 10 minutes de marche de la gare, elle est entourée de bâtiments un peu quelconques mis à part l'église. En son centre l'obelisque 1803 avec ses inscriptions historiques. Bref, une place qui manque de reconnaissance.
    Written March 26, 2022
  • saronic
    Zurich, Switzerland25,658 contributions
    the square with the obelisk
    Near the southern city walls and just outside the old center is the 'Piazza Indipendenza' with an obelisk, erected in 1903, hundred years after the Ticino gained its independence. What really happened then, was the fact that - thanks to Napoleon - the Ticino joined the other Swiss cantons as an equal member and not anymore as a subjugated territory. There is an inscription at the base of the obelisk with a quote from Friedrich Schiller's drama 'Wilhelm Tell'. The four bronze bas-reliefs with the theme of Switzerland welcoming the young Ticino are the work by sculptor Natale Albisetti from Stabio (Ticino). At the square is also the 'Chiesa di San Rocco', with 20th century frescoes on the facade. High up are visible the Castello di Montebello and the Castello di Sasso Corbaro. Up to the 1960's the Piazza Indipendenza had been the main square and meeting-point of the people from Bellinzona. Especially due to all the traffic, this function has been taken over by the pedestrian Piazza Collegiata in front of the church of that name.
    Written November 10, 2021
  • Io viaggio low cost 365
    Italy13,479 contributions
    Piazza gradevole e curata
    Piazza curata e gradevole facilmente riconoscibile per l'obelisco commemorativo dei cent'anni dell'indipendenza del canton Ticino (1803). Il lato migliore è senz'altro quello dove si trova la Chiesa S. Rocco (attualmente chiusa al pubblico)
    Written October 5, 2021
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland25,658 contributions
Mar 2021
Near the southern city walls and just outside the old center is the 'Piazza Indipendenza' with an obelisk, erected in 1903, hundred years after the Ticino gained its independence. What really happened then, was the fact that - thanks to Napoleon - the Ticino joined the other Swiss cantons as an equal member and not anymore as a subjugated territory.

There is an inscription at the base of the obelisk with a quote from Friedrich Schiller's drama 'Wilhelm Tell'. The four bronze bas-reliefs with the theme of Switzerland welcoming the young Ticino are the work by sculptor Natale Albisetti from Stabio (Ticino). At the square is also the 'Chiesa di San Rocco', with 20th century frescoes on the facade. High up are visible the Castello di Montebello and the Castello di Sasso Corbaro.

Up to the 1960's the Piazza Indipendenza had been the main square and meeting-point of the people from Bellinzona. Especially due to all the traffic, this function has been taken over by the pedestrian Piazza Collegiata in front of the church of that name.
Written November 10, 2021
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Stainlesteve
Lymington, UK468 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
A nice piazza with good buildings but its busy and noisy at times. I always think more could be made of this area to make it more engaging.
Written January 10, 2019
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Patricia D
Amherst, MA1,864 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
Took train from Lugano and spent half the day walking around here! So much to see and enjoy or just pull of a chair and sip a cold drink! Saturday is market day so it was double the fun.
Written May 19, 2018
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Robert L
Amherst, MA1,540 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
Historically and architecturally great piazza. Well preserved in mostly Medieval style. Several buildings are striking,especially the eastern building with the intricate outside painting.
Written May 19, 2018
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Soehail Braakman
London, UK684 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
A nice place in the old town that have some restaurants and cafe's, but is also a very authentic and Italian-Look small square that forms definitely the hearth of the city centre. From the FFS station its about 10 minutes walk trough a pedestrian shopping street but very much worth it.
Written January 6, 2018
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Manuela L
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg7,086 contributions
Nov 2016 • Family
A nice place in the old town, for strolling around, with many cafes and restaurants, in the middle of the place a view to a beautiful obelisk, who makes the charm of the square.
Written October 29, 2017
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GrAv3n
Rotkreuz, Switzerland99 contributions
Nov 2016 • Couples
It is an obelisk in a traffic circle. Cool to just see and then walk on further. Not a Must see but more of a beacon that your moving out of old town.
Written November 2, 2016
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r0landbrunner
Zurich, Switzerland1,768 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
strolling from the railway station through the old city, you will make it (at least) until this square limiting off the old city. it is worth to walk further, as there are some interesting sights beyond, but if not, have at least a drink on the cornerplace here.
Written August 9, 2016
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Giovanni
Switzerland9 contributions
Apr 2016 • Solo
Busy roundabout with an obelisk in the middle. It's not ugly itself but if you are visiting Bellinzona for the first time there are much more deserving.
Written May 23, 2016
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