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PATRIMONIO MUNDIAL • WORLD HERITAGE • PATRIMOINE MONDIAL • PATRIMONIO MUNDIAL • WORLD HERITAGE • PATRIMOINE MONDIAL • Fossil Museum, Mendrisiotto Region Ticino’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. unesco.ticino.ch The three UNESCO Castles of Bellinzona. The capital of Ticino, Bellinzona, treasures its three majestic medieval castles: Castelgrande, Castello Montebello and Castello Sasso Corbaro. Declared World Heritage Site in 2000, all three are used as venues for a range of festivals throughout the year. The castle grounds are open to the public year-round. The little road-train Artù allows visitors to admire the beautiful medieval scenery of the three castles. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Three Castles, Defensive Wall and Ramparts of the Market-Town of Bellinzona inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2000 Castelgrande museum: open year-round, daily Montebello museum: open end-March to January, daily Sasso Corbaro temporary exhibition: open end-March to January, daily Entrance fees: Swiss Travel Pass and Swiss Museum Pass holders – free entry. With the Bellinzona Pass visitors can access all three museums for 15 CHF/adult Guided visits of the castles and the city: organized by the Bellinzona Tourist Offi ce upon request, in different durations and in various languages Contact: Ms. Brigitte Pedrazzi, bellinzona@bellinzonese-altoticino.ch Info: www.ticino.ch 73494 Search Mt. San Giorgio and its fossil treasures. In 2003, the Swiss side of Mt. San Giorgio at 1,097 m (3,599 ft.) above sea level was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its fossil treasures from the Triassic period, about 230 million years ago. In 2010, the Italian side of the mountain was also included on the UNESCO World Heritage list. A geological loop trail, going through both Switzerland and Italy, leads visitors through the geological and paleontological aspects of the region. On the Swiss side the trail is 12,3 km (7,6 mi.) long and starts in Meride, Brusino Arsizio or Riva San Vitale. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Monte San Giorgio inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2003 Ready-made package available for the two UNESCO World Heritage Sites at page 37 Fossil museum, Meride: open year-round, closed on Mondays Entrance fee: 12 CHF/Adult, 6 CHF/Children (6-16), 8 CHF/Students/AHV/IV-Card, Groups discount Audio guide available in I/E/D/F, 3 CHF Guided visit: 1h30’ museum guided tour, 120 CHF 3h30’ museum and short walking tour to visit the fossil excavation site, 220 CHF 1 day (6-7 h) museum and excursion to the top of Mt. San Giorgio, including visit of the fossil excavation site, 320 CHF Contact: Mr. Luca Zulliger, info@montesangiorgio.org Info: www.ticino.ch 2778 Search 18

Giubiasco - Bellinzona “SELLING TICINO” 5% discount for Swiss Pass holders. Please present this coupon at the reception. A rare & unique architectural gem in the heart of Ticino! The Boutique, Business & Bike Hotel La Tureta**** in Giubiasco-Bellinzona is the result of a careful restoration of an old building dating from the 17th century, enhanced by a modern wing built with special care for ecological construction methods. The staff of La Tureta welcomes you in a familiar setting that combines history and modern technology in a successful way, striving to offer an enjoyable and pleasant stay in every regard. - 31 bright and silent rooms, high-quality materials and charming design - Delicious breakfast with local and homemade products - Mediterranean cuisine restaurant with terrace on the beautiful Piazza of Giubiasco - Inviting halls with precious frescoed walls and ceilings, stone vaulted basement - Meetings facilities and banqueting service - Bicycle room with bike rental and service opportunities - In-house laundry service - Parking facilities - Non-smoking hotel - Free Wifi in all rooms and public aereas 19 Come and visit us in beautiful sunny Ticino. Piazza Grande 43 – 6512 Giubiasco - Bellinzona | +41 (0)91 857 40 40 | hotel@latureta.ch | www.latureta.ch |