Forget unreliable buses, complicated train routes and exorbitant cab rides. Pick up a rental car with the help of CarRentals.com and get to know Bellinzona, Switzerland, at your own pace.
You'll be able to pick up a car not long after your plane touches down at Agno Airport. A decent selection of rental outlets sit within walking distance. Dollar Lugano and Avis Lugano - Lugano Airport are a couple of the popular choices here. If you're searching for more, look up Hertz Lugano and Europcar Lugano.
Rent a car in the city and you'll soon be winding through the bustling streets like you were born here. Located at Viale Stazione 35, Hertz Bellinzona is a popular choice here. One more place to investigate is Europcar Bellinzona, at Palazzo Stazione, Piazzale Stazione 1.
If a day trip sounds like an appealing idea, consider heading to Pugerna. It's 16 miles from Bellinzona. The Palazzo dei Congressi and Church of Castiglione d'Intelvi have got to be two of the first things on your list here. Church of St Anthony is not to be missed either. Vernate is 16 miles away and is also a pleasant drive. When you're there, stop at the Casino Municipale di Campione d'Italia and the Cantonal Art Museum. If you're not in a rush, Mount Caslano is also worth a peek.
Grotto of Catullus is 90 miles out of the city and is a great destination for a day trip.
Is there anything more thrilling than a good ol' road trip? If you're looking for adventure, throw your bags in the trunk and drive 100 miles to Courmayeur. This celebrated city is where you'll find Mont Blanc, an iconic sight you mustn't miss.
Now that you've figured out how to explore this breathtaking area, all you've got to do is book your car and start driving!