It is an Italian town with 11.479 inhabitants, in the province of Como. It extends among Canton Ticino, Como province and Varese province.
The North-Eastern part (with the towns of Porlezza and Valsolda, both in the province of Como) and a portion of the South-Western part (by Porto Ceresio, in the province of Varese) belong to Italy.
The position of Campione d’Italia is rather peculiar: it is an historical Italian exclave, surrounded by Swiss land. The biggest portion of the lake belongs to Switzerland, with Lugano and Morcote centre being the two main attractions.