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The Romans fortified Bellinzona against the barbars from the north. In the year 590 Bellinzona was mentioned for the first time in history as "Bilitionem castrum in campis situm Caninis". Like the other cities of Tessin: until 1500 the Duke of Milano and the bischop of Como had several fights, to posses Bellinzona. From 1500 on Bellinzona was controlled by the Swiss, until the canton Tessin was grounded in 1803.
Bellinzona has more then 18000 inhabitants. Since 1989 the "Piazza Blues Festival" is organised in the Summer.
The castle Castelgrande had several other names in the history: Castel Magnum, Burg Uri, Burg Altdorf, San Michele. The castles with there towers, gave the city the nick name: "Turrita" or "City of the towers".
The pictures (click here) of Bellinzona Switzerland have different formats. The photos have 800*600 or 450*600 pixels. The webcams have no standard.