Scale the world-class Swiss mountains in the canton of Ticino, located at the heart of the southern Alps. It is actually almost completely surrounded by Italy, and is the only Swiss canton to have Italian as the official local language. The majestic mountains and picturesque peaks can be climbed with relative ease compared with the steep slopes elsewhere in the country. Visit during the warmer months between June and September for ideal hiking conditions.
Located in the southern extreme of Switzerland, the canton of Ticino straddles the border with the Italian regions of Piedmont and Lombardy. It is actually the only canton of the country where the official language is Italian. The great lush forests blanket the majority of the canton, as well as being home to two large lakes, Maggiore and Lugano. The climate and altitude also makes it an ideal spot for wine making.
The climate of the region is temperate with glacial conditions, and during the summer months receives warm and humid weather.
Italian, German, French and Romansh.
Visit during the warmer months between June and September for ideal hiking conditions.
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