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Forte Airolo

The Airolo Fort used to be important in Switzerland as defence system. Travellers reaching the first curves in the old St. Gotthard road, just above Airolo, will unavoidably wonder what this impressive wall, with a tortoise-shell granite covering and surrounded by a deep trench, was for.

Guided tours

  • Open from the beginning of June to the beginning of October with a guided tour at 1.30pm and at 3.00pm every first Saturday of the month.
  • For groups of at least 10 people, open all year round upon reservation.

Partner Ticino Ticket

Thanks to Ticino Ticket you can visit this attraction at a discounted price. Ask the ticket at your hotel, campsite or hostel and find out all the offers you can receive.


  • OPENING 03.06 - 07.10
  • MUSEUMS History museums