Property: The Three Castles, Defensive Wall and Ramparts of the Market-Town of Bellinzone
Id. N°: 884
State Party: Switzerland
Criteria: C (iv)
The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iv):
Criterion (iv): The fortified ensemble of Bellinzone is an outstanding example of a late medieval defensive structure guarding a key strategic Alpine pass.
The Delegate of Italy drew the attention of the Committee to the influence of the Dukes of Milan in the construction of the defensive walls.