After travelling through the world’s longest and deepest railway tunnel, you will come to the capital of Canton Ticino with its important historical heritage that includes numerous castles, towers, fortified walls and buildings. However, we recommend checking the weather forecast first.
Plenty of sun, blue skies and snow during the coldest months. These are the typical features of the weather in Bellinzona, where wind also makes itself felt on a regular basis. This breeze is well known to the city’s inhabitants and is particularly welcome in the summer, when it cools down the hot temperatures. In fact, the top temperatures in the summer exceed 30 degrees in the shade of the castles, while the winter minimums barely rise above 1°C. The annual snowfall is around 30 cm and there are around 2,100 hours of sunshine.
The city of Bellinzona and the valleys of Alto Ticino are real treasure chests containing areas of unspoilt natural beauty, art and gastronomy. Discover the gateway to Ticino and its three UNESCO World Heritage castles.
Do you need to pack swimwear for sunbathing by the lake or river, hiking boots for walking mountain paths in the Ticino valleys, or smart clothes for one of the many events that enliven the evenings in the canton? Check the weather forecast and temperatures for the next few days in Locarno, Ascona, Lugano and Mendrisio with just one click.