WSL Cadenazzo

Cadenazzo near Bellinzona is located in Switzerland’s Insubric region. The region is naturally already very multifaceted, and is currently experiencing socio-economic changes that are having dramatic effects on land use as well as cultural and biological diversity. Insubria therefore provides an ideal model region to gauge the effects of global changes on ecosystems.

In the Insubric region, WSL’s typical thematic areas are: chestnut groves and their cultivation, forest fires, invasive species (neobiota), as well as changes in traditional landscapes.

WSL’s Cadenazzo location is the base for the research group Insubric ecosystems.


Istituto federale di ricerca WSL
a Ramél 18
CH-6593 Cadenazzo

Telefon 091-821 52 30
E-mail: info.cadenazzo(at)

By train

  • From Cadenazzo train station it's a 20-30 minute walk: Exit the station in the direction of Locarno, then turn right into the underpass. Continue straight on along u"Ala Capelina" then turn left into  "Ala Mota di Zopp". From there it's another 5 minutes until you see the building.

By car

  • In  the roundabout next to the station, select the exit that leads to the underpass. After that, turn immediately right and follow the signs "Campus di ricerca"