Bellinzona
Castelgrande (1)

Paradoxically, the extension of this monumental complex in the 15th century was not intended to defend Switzerland but to protect the Duchy of Milan, which was threatened by the Helvetic Confederation's desire to expand. Switzerland at that time was rather imperialist and the country's neutrality only began to emerge in the 17th century.

Ville
Town
Remparts
Walls

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