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Guided tour of the City of Bellinzona and Castel Grande

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 6.04.2024 to 16.10.2024, starting from 11:00 in front of the tourist office on Piazza Collegiata.


When booking, it is important to indicate the desired language. Please note that the tour guide will conduct the tour in a maximum of two languages.

Meeting point: from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the InfoPoint on Piazza Collegiata in Bellinzona. Tour departure at 11:00 a.m.

Cost: CHF 13 per person. Raiffeisen discount CHF 10 per person.

Other: the offer is aimed at individuals or families. For individual guided tours or groups please contact the GuideSi Association:

ATTENTION! On the following Saturdays the classic guided tour will not be offered:

  • 30.03.2024
  • 27.04.2024
  • 25.05.2024
  • 08.06.2024
  • 27.07.2024
  • 24.08.2024
  • 28.09.2024
  • 26.10.2024
  • 30.11.2024
  • 14.12.2024

Instead, a theatrical guided tour of Bellinzona will be offered: Experience the Middle Ages in Bellinzona: the tour!“.

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

  • Languages: Italian, French, German, English.

  • Registration is recommended by 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 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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