It is a wooded mountain located south in the canton of Ticino (Switzerland) and Lombardy (northern Italy). It reaches a height of 1097 m. The summit offers a magnificent panoramic view of the lake of Lugano. The mountain is surrounded by two branches of the lake of Lugano and includes the municipalities Meride, Tremona, Arzo, Besazio, Riva San Vitale and Brusino Arsizio in Switzerland and the municipalities of Porto Lugano, Saltcoats, and Viggiù Besano in Italian territory. Since 2003 it is a UNESCO world heritage site. The path leading to the top takes 2 hours, is paved and can be used by anyone.