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View from Val Colla (south-west side)
Highest point
Elevation2,116 m (6,942 ft)
Prominence56 m (184 ft) [1]
Parent peakVetta del Vallone
Coordinates46°07′05″N 9°04′21″E / 46.11806°N 9.07250°E / 46.11806; 9.07250Coordinates: 46°07′05″N 9°04′21″E / 46.11806°N 9.07250°E / 46.11806; 9.07250
Gazzirola is located in Alps
Location in the Alps
LocationTicino, Switzerland
Lombardy, Italy
Parent rangeLugano Prealps

The Gazzirola (also known as Garzirola) is a mountain of the Lugano Prealps on the Swiss-Italian border.

SOIUSA classification[edit]

According to the SOIUSA (International Standardized Mountain Subdivision of the Alps) the mountain can be classified in the following way:[2]

  • main part = Western Alps
  • major sector = North Western Alps
  • section = Lugano Prealps
  • subsection = Prealpi Comasche
  • supergroup = Catena Gino-Camoghè-Fiorina
  • group = Gruppo Camoghè-Bar
  • subgroup = Sottogruppo del Camoghè
  • code = I/B-11.I-A.2.a

Mountain huts[edit]

Not far from the mountain are located three mountain huts: Capanna San Lucio (1,540 m), Rifugio San Lucio (1,554 m) and Rifugio Garzirola (1,974 m).


  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps and Google Earth. The key col is located east of Monte Segor at 2,060 metres.
  2. ^ Marazzi, Sergio (2005). Atlante Orografico delle Alpi. SOIUSA (in Italian). Priuli & Verlucca. ISBN 978-88-8068-273-8.

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