River Verzasca


The Verzasca Valley is in the Ticino – the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. The bottom of the valley is full of charming chestnut forests, with the picturesque mountain village of Corippo above. The Verzasca river flows through the valley passing Lavertezzo with its famous double-arched bridge. Over millions of years, the river has carved its way through the rock, leaving it smooth and polished. 

The water is crystal clear, its depth never more than 10 metres and although a temperature of 7 – 10 C° is normal, it’s popular for scuba diving. Of course there is a current and conditions can be dangerous, so it’s best to go with someone who knows the area. There are many different dive sites and conditions are usually best from late spring to early autumn. The Hotel Pizzo Vogorno is centrally located and caters for divers.
river-17.jpg (261603 Byte) river-18.jpg (184866 Byte) river-02.jpg (164127 Byte) river-01.jpg (164900 Byte)
river-19.jpg (208942 Byte) river-04.jpg (226037 Byte) river-16.jpg (293783 Byte) river-20.jpg (106234 Byte)
river-03.jpg (169813 Byte) river-05.jpg (208837 Byte) river-14.jpg (180038 Byte) river-24.jpg (143796 Byte)
river-07.jpg (91445 Byte) river-15.jpg (136893 Byte) river-08.jpg (146166 Byte) river-21.jpg (115529 Byte)
river-10.jpg (122079 Byte) river-11.jpg (106303 Byte) river-23.jpg (189654 Byte) river-06.jpg (98693 Byte)
river-09.jpg (95277 Byte) river-22.jpg (160404 Byte) river-12.jpg (112996 Byte) river-13.jpg (134909 Byte)