At the same hour the monk was sitting in Bellinzona at his writing-table, a so-called pandora, a musical instrument, by his side.
Moncey had passed the St. Gotthard in safety, and was ready at Bellinzona.
In 1900 the population of Bellinzona was 4949, practically all Romanists and Italian-speaking.
On the Italian side of the Gotthard lies Bellinzona, as you know.
Possibly Bellinzona is of Roman origin, but it is first mentioned in 590.
We then proceeded on our half-walk and half-drive, and slept on the 25th at Bellinzona, the first decidedly Italian town.
At last the ruined towers of Bellinzona stood gleaming in the moonshine, and we rattled into the great post-yard.