Guided tours and workshops

Fortezza Bellinzona

Guided tour of the City of Bellinzona and Castel Grande

Discover the historic centre of Bellinzona and Castel Grande, and learn about its history from an expert guide! The tour runs every Saturday morning, from 18.03.2023 to 11.11.2023, starting from 11:00 in front of the tourist office on Piazza Collegiata.

  • Cost: CHF 13 per person
    (excluding entrance ticket to the Fortress)

  • Languages: Italian, French, German, English.

  • Registration is recommended by calling 091 825 21 31 or sending an email to
Fortezza Bellinzona

Personalised visits to the Fortress of Bellinzona

Those visiting the Fortress of Bellinzona have the option of organising personalised guided tours with certified guides who will be able to show them all the corners and curiosities relating to the three castles and the bulwark surrounding the historic centre of Bellinzona. The route and the topics covered are agreed on request.

Visitable areas: Castel Grande and the bulwark, Montebello, Sasso Corbaro, town walls.

Topics: History of the fortress, temporary exhibitions, historical and archaeological collections, restorations.

Duration and rates: variable, depending on the chosen route.

  • Variable cost, depending on the route chosen.
    For information on fares consult
  • Variable duration depending on the route chosen
  • Languages: Italian, French, German, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese
  • Visits are only organised by calling 091 825 21 31 or by sending an e-mail to

Activities for schools

The Ticino Archaeological Association in partnership with the Bellinzona Fortress offers various activities for schoolchildren in Italian-speaking Switzerland.


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