Mergoscia is the geographical centre of the canton of Ticino and is situated on a southern slope overlooking the Lake Vorgono and the northern end of the Lake Maggiore. Presently, the village counts a little more than 200 permanent inhabitants. Due to the sunny position, grapes can be cultivated up until 800 m above sea level. Mergoscia has become a popular destination for holidays and excursions. It is the starting point for numerous beautiful mountain hikes. The culture and nature trail offers a new tourist attraction and helps to preserve a part of a threatened cultural landscape.