Decision : CONF 204 X.C.1
The Three Castles, Defensive Wall and Ramparts of the Market-Town of Bellinzone (Switzerland)
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.
Original Decision Document