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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 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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  • 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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  • Amazing paradise for geologoi and geographers but not only! Walkers, hikers, bikers, individuals, couples, families or groups of friends can enjoy a natural charm. Walk through the forests of all shades of green, the natural pools of crystalline water of an emerald only, the white rocks smoothed by water, this place offers under a spectacular onslaught of beauty that leaves a feeling of having been immersed in nature, pristine and secluded away from the noisy crowd and disrespectful of silence. Unfortunately, the only sore point, this place, like the rest of the world ' globalized ' was discovered by the general public of F.B. Sin!
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  • we did a mountain bike trail through the valley which was absolutely amazing. This is the perfect chance to get in touch with the beautiful nature and the very special culture especially the architect...  more »
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  • Impeccably marketed ("Maldives just an hour from Milan"), still fairly unspoiled. Beware summer week-ends if you fear crowds.
  • A distant valley with perfect nature and authentic countryside architecture. The colour of the water is like a liquid deep sapphire, and the old arches from the 1600s of the Ponte dei Salti is crowning the view.
  • One of the most beautiful place in the world. But usually crowded.
  • 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!
  • Paradise on earth. Great 12 meter bridge to safely jump off

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