Valle Verzasca, Canton of Ticino

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The Valle Verzasca is a valley in the Locarno district of the Canton of Ticino, Switzerland. It comprises the municipalities of Mergoscia, Vogorno, Corippo, Lavertezzo, Brione, Gerra, Frasco, and Sonogno. As of 2004, the total population of 3,200. Mergoscia is at the geographical center of the Ticino, and none of the passes out of the valley cross cantonal or national borders. The valley is formed by the Verzasca River and is situated between the Leventina and the Maggia and culminates at Pizzo Barone.GeographyLocated between the Leventina and the Valle Maggia valleys, Valle Verzasca extends over a length of 25km in north–south direction, and is situated in the north of the Lago Maggiore. The valley floor is at about 500m to 900mabove sea level. The surrounding mountains respectively passes have an average altitude of 2400m. The Valley is crossed by the Verzasca river, it is dammed at the southernly outlet of the Valley, forming the Lago di Vogorno, before it flows in the Magadino plain in the vicinity of the Ticino River in the Lago Maggiore.
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  • Great location to visit, old feel villages and amazing nature and waterfalls. perfect daytrip from Milano even.  more »
  • Amazing place to visit. Places to swim although in the summer it is very busy. Small park nearby for little kids highly recommend a visit  more »
  • Imagine if one has not seen it. A settlement of ancient stone houses. One feels transported back to the middle ages. The houses are inhabited, even gastronomy there. A large parking area is available. There is still the absolute calm. The canton of Ticino is to be envied for its Valle Verzasca.
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  • Breathtaking view on the valle verzasca river and surrounding mountains - first was panicked because i thought a hike will be involved but river can be reached very conveniently by car just to take pictures and relax for a bit.
  • Fantastic place
  • Amazing nature, bright green water flowing through stone canel. Really recommend to visit.
  • Superb scenery, huge granite walls, small stone shepherd huts
  • It's a beautiful place to visit, cliff jumping is really fun and the water is freezing.

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