Bellinzona is not the most famous town in the (one and only) Italian speaking Canton of Ticino, Switzerland. But it has fast become my favorite: On Saturday, we decided to visit Bellinzona. It was easy to find a parking space in the center of the old town and we were soon walking through the market.
We stopped for coffee at one of its many cafés where people were sitting outside as the temperatures were in the high 20′s! My espresso only cost 2.30 CHF – try finding that price in Zurigo!
The market was great and we found some organic produce for our supper.
We had lunch in the Pizzeria Giardino on Via Orico 1, and the kids' pizza was only 10 CHF each! All our pizzas were great and were cooked in a wood fired oven.
Via Orico also has a one starred Michelin restaurant – maybe for next time...
And of course, we had to have gelato on the way back to the car!
By the way, Bellinzona has three castles and is a World Heritage Site.
We love Bellinzona and will return soon!