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Valcolla
Signôra
Signôra
Coat of arms of Valcolla
Coat of arms
Country Switzerland
Canton Ticino
District Lugano
Area
 • Total 11.3 km2 (4.4 sq mi)
Elevation
972 m (3,189 ft)
Population
 (December 2004)
 • Total 596
 • Density 52.74/km2 (136.6/sq mi)
Postal code
6959
Localities Colla, Cozzo, Curtina, Insone, Maglio di Colla, Molino, Piandera, Scareglia, Signôra
Surrounded by Bidogno, Bogno, Capriasca, Cavargna (IT-CO), Certara, Cimadera, Corticiasca, Ponte Capriasca, Sonvico

Valcolla is a former municipality of the district Lugano in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.

Geography

Valcolla is in the upper part of the Val Colla, the mountain valley in which the Cassarate River rises. It has villages of Colla, Cozzo, Curtina, Insone, Maglio di Colla, Molino, Piandera, Scareglia and Signôra. It borders the following municipalities: Bidogno, Bogno, Capriasca, Cavargna (Italy), Certara, Cimadera, Corticiasca, Ponte Capriasca and Sonvico.

History

In 1956 the municipality was created from the merger of Colla, Insone, Piandera, Scareglia and Signôra. On 14 April 2013 the former municipalities of Bogno, Cadro, Carona, Certara, Cimadera, Sonvico and Valcolla merged into the city of Lugano.

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