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Castello di Montebello, Bellinzona

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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  • It is a steep walk up to Castello di Montebello. The view is awesome and you can have a full view of Castelgrande from here. Later, realized that there is a bus that stops right at the other side of t...  read more »
  • It is located on the Hill of Montebello which offers an extraordinary view of the castle of Castelgrande. The property as a whole dates back to the 13th-15th centuries, including the Sforza family interventions. It branched off the walls that protected the flanks of the formidable fortress shaped like a triangle, today were part of two branches. The interiors are very characteristic, you can follow the 15th-century walls and enjoy the breathtaking view of the city below, minus the Museum undergoing restructuring. Nearby there is a play area which allows you to combine your visit with a moment of leisure for children. Can be reached by car, ample free parking is available in front of the entrance, and public transport as well as the special train line (touristic) Arthur. In the year 2000 was declared a world heritage site by Unesco.
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  • I visited this castle close to closing time and then began to grow dark, and this gave her a beautiful atmosphere. Also there was none so we could take pictures beautiful in peace.
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  • Possibly the best of the three castles, equipped with it's own museum even.
  • Beautiful old castle.
  • A Unesco World Heritage Site, the Montebello castle is a picturesque castle on a hill. Despite entry being free (it's like a park), it's usually not very crowded. What I like about this 13th century castle, despite being modest in size, is that it really feels like it was built for war. Not a "fake" sort of castle where some nobleman lived in luxury. So for example, the rampart wall has space to throw boiling oil down to the enemy. And before the castle became a Unesco site, there were no proctective bars, so uncareful kids could potentially fall through. When I was here as a child, without fences at the time, it really felt like a dangerous place. I'd recommend going there for sunset, the castle opens until 8pm, and you can see the sun set behind the Alps on the other side of Lake Maggiore. Very romantic. Though you may not be the only couple ;-)
  • I very like this castle - long walls with green (grass) routes
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  • Worth a visit, free entry only costs of the visit to the Museum. You can watch the Castle but just so.
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