Valle Verzasca Introduction
This valley is located in the Ticino canton, in the district of Locarno, in the country of Switzerland. It consists of the municipalities of Sonogno, Frasco, Gerra, Brione, Lavertezzo, Corippo, Vogorno, and Mergoscia. The whole area had a population of roughly 3,200, as of 2004. Mergoscia is in Ticnio’s center, geographically. There aren’t any passes that leave the valley that cross national or cantonal borders. The valley is located in the middle of the Maggia and Leventina and reaches its culmination at Pizzo Barone. The river of Verzasca creates the Lago di Vogorno close to the valley’s entrance, created by the Verzasca Dam prior to connecting to the river of Ticino in the plain of Megadino. The Verzasca Dam is also famous for its 220 m jump, and is one of the tallest places to jump on earth and also where the most well-known bungy jump is, because it was in the film GoldenEye.
Verzasca Valley is a narrow long valley in Ticino, which is the part of Switzerland where they speak Italian. This valley has a strange and cool landscape, with the Alps located on one side and a lake located on the other site. The river has a beautiful emerald green color, and you will definitely want to take your camera along if you visit this place. You won’t see colors like this in any river or lake in the United States. Because it has really good visibility, it is really famous as a river diving spot.
Whether you want to go swimming in the river or go bungy jumping, James Bond-style, this is your place. The jump lasts 7 and a half seconds, and it is the highest bungy jump spot in the world. You should only try to do it with an experienced operator who knows what he’s doing.
Be sure to check out the Verzasca Dam while you’re there. This dam is an amazing sight to see, and it is one of the highest dams in all of Europe. You can only get to the dam with a postal bus. The building of the damn began in 1960, and it was finished in 1965. The water that the dam blocks is what creates Lake Vogorno. You can walk along the dam wall and look at the view of the valley below from there.
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