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Unesco World heritage since: 2000
Size of heritage: 5.00 ha
The Bellinzona site consists of a group of fortifications grouped around the castle of Castelgrande, which stands on a rocky peak looking out over the entire Ticino valley. Running from the castle, a series of fortified walls protect the ancient town and block the passage through the valley. A second castle (Montebello) forms an integral part of the fortifications, while a third but separate castle (Sasso Corbaro) was built on an isolated rocky promontory south-east of the other fortifications.
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Small airport - 7 mi (12 km) Lugano Airport
Medium airport - 14 mi (23 km) Varese / Venegono Airport
Medium airport - 32 mi (52 km) Malpensa International Airport
Large airport - 41 mi (67 km) Samedan Airport
Medium airport - 47 mi (77 km) Bergamo / Orio Al Serio Airport
Large airport - 49 mi (79 km) Linate Airport
Large airport - 53 mi (86 km) Buochs Airport
Small airport - 62 mi (100 km) Zürich Airport
Large airport - 91 mi (146 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Bene Lario
- Castiglione d'Intelvi
- Lanzo d'Intelvi
- Pellio Intelvi
- Ponna Superiore
- Ramponio Verna
- San Bartolomeo Val Cavargna
- San Fedele Intelvi
- San Mamete
- San Nazzaro Val Cavargna
- Santa Maria in Calanca
- Val Rezzo
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.