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Valle Verzasca, Switzerland

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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 ist 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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  • The Valley is beautiful and quiet even though it is well attended in the summer season. You still find a quiet corner for themselves and can let the beauty of this Valley and the turquoise water level.
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  • Curious about the viral video that runs on Facebook we tried qst beautiful place. Given that you need to do the sticker x w Highway 40 euro cost Switzerland, the place is special. You should bring lunch bag x drinks there is a little awkward to reach ... paid parking 10 euros for the whole day.
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  • Very nice place. I recommend going early because it's crowded in from 13: 00. We arrived at 11: 00. Little room to park but there are people who show the free spaces. Sometimes it takes a walk on the road. On-site, not too world. If you do not bathe you, it is best to go in the morning, there are less people. To bathe, go the afternoon when it's warmer, because water is very cool. For a picnic, I advise you to take the car and continue the road uphill, there are several point with parking or it y access down to the river and there's almost no one.
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  • Such a beautiful place---I don't want others to know about it! It's crowded in summer, but one visit and you'll know why. It's absolutely stunning! It's a must see if you visit Ticino, and worth every bit of time getting there. One caveat: check the return times of the buses, as they get irregular as the day progresses. 5 stars, all the way!
  • A must see for everyone staying in the area. The pictures are beautiful but having the chance to witness such landscape with your own eyes is priceless.
  • It is such a lovely place, prefer it visiting in spring when everything's green and dive in the crystal clear river.
  • I just love this valley, so many beautiful places..
  • Beautiful bridge and clear mountain river swim location.

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