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.
 
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