Castello di Montebello
Castello di Montebello
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CColumbus
Jacksonville, FL1,059 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Lovely old castle perched on top of a hillside. You can reach the castle by the road but there’s no parking. We walked from the city center and it’s a hard walk up a lot of cobbled stairs and not for the out of shape. But once you get there it’s quite beautiful. According to the tourist info the site has been inhabited for 12,000 years. The castle offers great views of the city and surrounding countryside. It’s worth the stop.
Written 30 May 2023
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Pete
Fredericksburg, VA1,205 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Although I didn’t go in this castle, I feel qualified to make a couple of useful comments. The attraction manager answered a couple of engineering related questions about the amount of comfort in these castles. I asked about two important engineering systems, to include the method of heating for some sort of oven in the kitchen and the method of water distribution, most likely from a well. The castle manager told me that, although the main castle didn’t show this, the Montebello Castle exhibited it. I think it’s interesting to see the advancement, in not only these two systems, but also the method by which to escape the castle during a siege for supplies replenishment.
Written 13 May 2023
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Locutus
Zurich, Switzerland396 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Best views of all the three castles in Bellinzona. We took the Postbus from the train station to the castle which avoided most of the trek up the hill.

The best part of the castle is the architecture and the views over Bellinzona.
Written 14 August 2022
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland28,600 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
From Piazza Collegiata it is a 15 minutes walk on a path with steps to the middle castle on the name giving hill Montebello, about 90m above Bellinzona. On the way up one partly follows the Murata, the wall which connects Castelgrande with Montebello, and which is also inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage. Of the three castles the one of Montebello is probably the most attractive to look at, although it has been heavily restored in the 20th century and not always in the correct way. This is especially the case with the high keep, which now houses an archaeological collection, which was closed, when I visited in March.

An outer gate leads into the 'rivellino', the triangular ravelin, separated by a moat from the inner gateway with a drawbridge. There are steps up to the battlement of the ravelin, on which one can walk, protected by modern metal railings. The batttlement has swallowtail merlons, a feature of castle architecture, which - just as the 'rivellino' - was started in Northern Italy at the end of the 15th century. From this time also dates this expansion of Castello di Montebello, while the castle core goes back in its origin to the 13th century.

From Montebello I walked up in about 35 minutes to the Castle Sasso Corbaro, which is smaller, but more uniform in its architectural style, having been built as of 1479 by the Sforza, the then rulers of Milan, in a very short period.
Written 5 January 2022
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jmplagman
Manila4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We were looking for a nice place to go in Switzerland that will only be a few hours travel from Como and this popped up in our search. It only took us almost 2.5 hour to reach the Castle and it did not dissapoint. IThe place was beautiful and it has a perfect view of the other castles surrounding it.
Written 18 February 2020
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Perry H
San Diego, CA1,796 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
My most favorite of the 3 castles. You can hike or drive a car to site parking. There is a entry fee of 5 Fr. This castle has a lot of charm and character. Pretty much intact and great views of the other 2 castles. The entry has 2 walls and 2 gates ( Very cool ). Very picturesque and great for the entire family. You can buy a Castle pass for all 3 for a money savings.
Written 17 October 2019
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Jonel
Luzon, Philippines2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
We took a 2 hr day trip to Bellizano from Como. Castello di Montebello was one of the must see places that popped when we searched for a place to go to in Bellizano.The place did not dissapoint. The great weather and view of the city added to the charm of the castle. Worth visiting.
Written 12 October 2019
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GoneExpLauren
New York City, NY281 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
If you have a car, you can visit the biggest three castles relatively quickly - Sasso Corbano is at the highest point, and Castelgrande the biggest. The history and the views are interesting and worth the visit!
Written 5 September 2019
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Willie2000
Bern, Switzerland174 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Business
Interesting to see the three casteles and take the Petit train between them. You can walk but its fairly uphill and you must be fit. The views from all castles are good but particularly the upper one.
Written 3 July 2019
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yns_10
Sydney, Australia1,416 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
This is the small castle, one without natural features protecting it, so it is surrounded by a moat.
Written 6 June 2019
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