|UNESCO #884 - Three Castles and Walls of Bellinzona - SWITZERLAND|
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Three Castles, Bellinzona - SWITZERLAND - UNESCO # 884
Today I received two UNESCO cards from Switzerland. This one is a very nice multiview postcard because it shows all the four places of this site, the trhree castles and the defensive wall and ramparts of the market town of Bellinzona. Thank you very much Ruedi, I have now 80 places, only 901 to finish. This postcard took 3 days to arrive!
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.