Uri castle (Castel Grande)

The Castel Grande is situated on a 300 metres tall rock and represents the first tower of this elaborated chain of fortification. In 1500 the Castle was invaded by the Confederates. The garrison of Canton Uri established itself in this castle. It is precisely for this reason that «Castel Grande» is also know under the…

Svitto castle (Montebello)

Montebello castle, known also under the name of Schwyz castle, was built in the 14th century. The castle played a fundamental role in the complex net of fortifications which in the Middle Ages were meant to control and protect the commercial exchanges between northern Italy and the passes of St. Gotthard, Lukmanier and San Bernardino.