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Bellinzona lies in the south of Switzerland not far from the Italian border and is best explored with car hire in Bellinzona. Most people visit for the huge hilltop castle and Bellinzona's beautiful setting, deep in a large valley.
There are three large castles in Bellinzona that are on the UNESCO World Heritage list. With car rental in Bellinzona you can drive up to them from town and take in the city views. The Sasso Corbaro Castle is the main one, dominating the city from over 460m above sea level. As far as castles go, it's not outstanding, while the Montebello Castle, farther down the hillside, is.
Wandering around the streets of Bellinzona is rewarding as there are many pretty, old buildings and an array of excellent pizzerias. Hotels are also widely available and many are set in historic buildings. Getting to Bellinzona is by way of Lugano Airport to the south or by train from Zurich in the north. You can then have cheap car hire in Bellinzona in the city.
If you are into skiing you can head north with car rental in Bellinzona and access some of the best ski resorts in the world across the Swiss Alps. The ski town of St Moritz is off to the east, plus there are large national parks and lakes all around, plus some of the most beautiful driving in Europe.
For fashion, consider heading 100kms south with car hire in Bellinzona and take in the northern Italian capital of Milan. It has a profusion of high-end designer boutiques and stunning architecture.