|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.