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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 huge dam in the Verzasca best be seen from the Summit of the MTE Tamaro across the Lake of Lungo Lago. Daring jump from the Roman bridge Ponte dei palce in Lavertezzo into the cool water. But also a sunbathing on the warm granite stones of the Verzasca can Rapture. Beautiful but dangerous, rock climbing on the banks of the river for inexperienced users.
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  • If you look for good view,fresh air nice river, visit Valle verzasca.. There is a road in mountain for tracking activity..careful any serious problem have to call helicopter 
  • Switzerland is a magical place and Val Verzasca is one of its treasures. The river that passes through the entire valley is BEAUTIFUL! It has green and blue shades, it's 100% clear and, with the canyo...  more »