Saturday, June 29, 2013

SWITZERLAND - Three Castles, Defensive Wall and Ramparts of the Market-Town of Bellinzona

"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." -

"This postcard shows the castelgrande,
one of the 3 castles of Bellinzona
and the tower is called Torre Bianca or White Tower", shares Oscar.
Thank you so much Oscar for adding this card in my collection! ^-^

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