Bellinzona Off The Beaten Path

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    Piazza del Sole

    by globetrott Updated Oct 23, 2009

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    Piazza del Sole is a totally flat square right below Castelgrande that is used for various festivities and performances. In fact it is nothing else than the top of a giant garage underneath and these 4 "boxes" made of concrete are the entrances to this public garage in the very centre of the city.

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    A great Art Nouveau facade at Casa del Populo

    by globetrott Updated Oct 23, 2009

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    Casa del Populo in Bellinzona
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    Casa del Populo / house of the people is the name of this building with some interesting architecture and you will find it in a distance of about 100 meters from the trainstation of Bellinzona. Take a look at this great art-nouveau facade !

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    A cannon & great paintings

    by globetrott Updated Oct 23, 2009

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    There is a great cannon shown opposite of the tourist-information and there are also lots of paintings of old scenes of Bellinzona`s history right under the arcades of the innercourt of Palazzo Civico, the townhall of Bellinzona.

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    Piazza Collegiata

    by globetrott Updated Oct 23, 2009

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    on Piazza Collegiata in Bellinzona
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    Piazza Collegiata is a nice square with some interesting buildings and you will find it between the Palazzo Civico and Piazza del Sole. You will also find some nice garden-restaurants there and my favorite building was the one on my main photo, that you will find next to the church Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano .

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    Fun for kids and grownup railway enthusiasts

    by loisl Written Sep 20, 2005

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    Ferrovia Mesolcinese
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    In 1995 a group of railway freaks started to operate the dead railway line from Castione to Cama as a museum train. They do this real nicely, with old tickets, conductors with a great enthusiasm and fun.

    Some facts for the specialist:
    Gauge: 1000 mm
    max. inclination: 50 0/00
    served line: Castione – Grono – Cama: 13 km

    Check the website for operating hours and more details.

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    Beaches at the rivers

    by loisl Written Sep 20, 2005

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    River beach
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    The Ticino has several rivers which are offering great places to relax and cool down during hot summerdays.
    Some of the rivers are: Ticino, Moesa, Maggia, Verzasca, etc.

    BUT CAREFULL: Some of this rivers are supplied by water from power plants, the water level can increase drastically within a short time, obay the signs!

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