Nature and climate

Ticino means mild climate, unique natural contrasts and varied landscapes. The Ticino River, which gives its name to the Canton, begins in the Gotthard Region amid steep gorges and deeply carved valleys.
Ticino is divided into four regions: Bellinzona, Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano and Mendrisiotto. Each region offers different and special scenery, and deserves to be explored.

Ticino's flora...