Piotta, Switzerland

Piotta is a village in the municipality of Quinto in the Swiss canton of Ticino.

Piotta
Village
Piotta and Ambrì Airport seen from the Ritom funicular
Piotta and Ambrì Airport seen from the Ritom funicular
Piotta is located in Switzerland
Piotta
Piotta
Rodi in Switzerland
Coordinates: 46°30′59″N 8°40′30″E / 46.51639°N 8.67500°E / 46.51639; 8.67500Coordinates: 46°30′59″N 8°40′30″E / 46.51639°N 8.67500°E / 46.51639; 8.67500
Country  Switzerland
Canton Ticino
DistrictLeventina-coat of arms.svg Leventina
MunicipalityQuinto-coat of arms.svg Quinto
Elevation
1,006 m (3,301 ft)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total1,006
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6776
Area code(s)(+41) 091
Licence plateTI

GeographyEdit

 
Aerial view (1964)

The village, located next to the neighbrouring Ambrì, lies in the Leventina Valley, below the Lepontine Alps, and is crossed in the middle by Ticino river. It is 3 km far from Quinto, 5 from Airolo and 52 from Bellinzona.

TransportEdit

Piotta is the location of the base station of the Ritom funicular, linking the village to Ritom Lake. Along with the neighbouring village of Ambrì, Piotta is served by the infrequently served Ambrì-Piotta railway station on the Gotthard railway, and is located close to Ambri Airport.

SportEdit

The village hosts the professional ice hockey team HC Ambrì-Piotta, that plays in indoor sporting arena of "Valascia", located in Ambrì.[1]

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Piotta at Wikimedia Commons