Nature, gastronomy, history and traditions intertwine in Bellinzona e Valli with all its peculiarities to create an authentic tourist destination. It is a region to be explored and experienced with all the senses.
The Bellinzona Fortress is an exceptional example of a late medieval defensive fortification at a strategically important point of the Alpine pass. The three castles of the Bellinzona Fortress are among the most impressive examples of medieval fortress architecture in the Alps.
A highlight is certainly the extensive network of hiking trails with no less than 1,600 kilometers of official trails, which give you the choice between relaxing walks on the valley floor and challenging alpine routes. From the Bellinzona region to the peaks of the deep valleys, you can enjoy impressive landscapes that, despite the short distances, are very different from each other.
Awaiting you is an area that is made for outdoor enthusiasts. In just a few kilometers you will find everything your sportsman's heart desires. On foot, by mountain bike or by racing bike, in summer you are spoilt for choice as to how you want to get around. Also vertically. For climbing fans and boulderers, there are a multitude of climbing routes of all degrees of difficulty and an excellent rock quality that is known throughout Europe. The same goes for the varied gorges that will delight canyoning fans! It is no coincidence that the Riviera is often called the Eldorado of canyoning.
Equip yourself with a camera and go on a treasure hunt. Because what you find in local traditions and culture can only be called a cultural treasure. In the Blenio Valley you will find several masterpieces of Romanesque architecture that deserve the title, as well as numerous museums of all kinds. From art to history and ethnography, everything is there.
Tradition and innovation, grotti and gourmet restaurants: For lovers of good food, there is a wide choice of traditional osterias, but also a number of refined restaurants where regional recipes are reinterpreted. In summer, enjoy convivial breaks in the open air, at a granite table in a typical grotto. Either way, Bellinzona e valli is a place for gourmets.