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The Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, namely Ticino, boasts two of the eleven UNESCO World Heritage sites in the country: the splendid Castles of Bellinzona, undisputed protagonists of the region’s history and the only remaining examples of medieval military architecture in the entire Alpine region; Monte San Giorgio, a paleontological site of inestimable value, thanks to fossils found in the hillsides, which are outstanding examples of marine life from the Triassic Period (about 245 to 230 million years ago). Two exceptional places where ceaseless research has allowed us to understand the history of humans, animals and the land.