Ticino is situated in the southern part of Switzerland.

One of the main attractions is the remarkable beauty of the landscape, typically alpine but blessed by a mild Mediterranean climate and tropical vegetation. With over 2,300 hours of sunshine a year, the area around Lake Maggiore is the sunniest in Switzerland.
Rare species of flora have found ideal growing conditions. Palms and camelias, are already in blossom when the slopes of Cimetta (5,600 ft) are still hosting skiers.