Italian is the official language of the canton and republic of Ticino. It is the only canton situated south of the Alpine arc and enjoying an oceanic climate. It is a region of thriving palms and Mediterranean vegetation. It has 354 000 inhabitants and 115 municipalities. The main town: Bellinzone. The canton borders the Lake Maggiore. Its economy rests on 4 pillars: tourism, industry, craft and financial market. Find out more, contact a local real estate agent and you may become the owner of a property right by the Lake Maggiore.