Committee Decisions

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.

 

Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Switzerland
Session: 24COM