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Lavertezzo
Sentiero Verzasca
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Lavertezzo

The romantic village of Lavertezzo (545 metres) with its characteristic stone buildings is a good starting point for exploring the rural and unspoilt Valle Verzasca and its branch valleys. A popular photo opportunity is the old double-arched stone bridge over the Verzasca River.
Lavertezzo with its characteristic stone buildings is a typical picturesque village in Canton Ticino, where visitors can enjoy risotto and other local specialities in a typical grotto.

Main object of interest is the 17th century double-arched Ponte dei Salti. Also known as the Roman Bridge, this stone bridge that crosses the River Verzasca was in disrepair and rebuilt in 1960. Lavertezzo’s 18th century Madonna degli Angeli Parish Church is also worth seeing. It is the only baroque church in the valley.

The exclave of Riazzino Piano in the Piano di Magadino (Magadino Plain) also belongs to the municipality of Lavertezzo. For centuries, Lavertezzo’s inhabitants spent their summers in the Verzasca Valley and took their cattle down to the plain in winter. Lavertezzo’s population has dwindled due to emigration towards Italy while Riazzino Piano has developed into a prosperous regional centre of commerce and trade in the suburban belt on the edge of the Piano di Magadino.

The Valle Verzasca is a rural and largely untouched valley with steep inclines and numerous waterfalls. The emerald-hued Verzasca River flows over bizarrely formed, smoothly polished rock through the narrow valley and has many natural rock pools and places to bathe. The river is also popular with canoeists and divers but is regarded as difficult and in many places dangerous. Below Lavertezzo just before the entrance to the valley, the Verzasca is dammed and forms the Lago di Vorgorno before flowing through the Piano di Magadino and into Lago Maggiore.

Due to its low altitude and mountain-sheltered location, vines, palm trees and sweet chestnut plantations thrive in the lower part of the Valle Verzasca. As the valley climbs towards the mountains, the climate changes according to altitude until an area with Alpine climate is reached. The diversity in types of terrain and various microclimates mean that almost all of the plants growing in Canton Ticino can be found at different elevations of the Valle Verzasca.

Highlights

  • Ponte dei Salti – 17th century double-arched stone bridge in idyllic situation crossing the Verzasca River.
  • Bungy Jumping – like James Bond in «Goldeneye»: bungy jump from the 220 metre high Verzasca Dam wall into the Lago di Vogorno.
  • Sentierone Valle Verzasca – a mountain hiking trail that leads from the entrance to the valley at Tenero past the Lago di Vorgorno and along the banks of the Verzasca to Sonogno.
  • Valle Verzasca Art Path – 34 works by Swiss, German and Italian artists border the 4.5km long path between Lavertezzo and Brione.
The romantic village of Lavertezzo (545 metres) with its characteristic stone buildings is a good starting point for exploring the rural and unspoilt Valle Verzasca and its branch valleys. A popular photo opportunity is the old double-arched stone bridge over the Verzasca River.
Lavertezzo with its characteristic stone buildings is a typical picturesque village in Canton Ticino, where visitors can enjoy risotto and other local specialities in a typical grotto.

Main object of interest is the 17th century double-arched Ponte dei Salti. Also known as the Roman Bridge, this stone bridge that crosses the River Verzasca was in disrepair and rebuilt in 1960. Lavertezzo’s 18th century Madonna degli Angeli Parish Church is also worth seeing. It is the only baroque church in the valley.

The exclave of Riazzino Piano in the Piano di Magadino (Magadino Plain) also belongs to the municipality of Lavertezzo. For centuries, Lavertezzo’s inhabitants spent their summers in the Verzasca Valley and took their cattle down to the plain in winter. Lavertezzo’s population has dwindled due to emigration towards Italy while Riazzino Piano has developed into a prosperous regional centre of commerce and trade in the suburban belt on the edge of the Piano di Magadino.

The Valle Verzasca is a rural and largely untouched valley with steep inclines and numerous waterfalls. The emerald-hued Verzasca River flows over bizarrely formed, smoothly polished rock through the narrow valley and has many natural rock pools and places to bathe. The river is also popular with canoeists and divers but is regarded as difficult and in many places dangerous. Below Lavertezzo just before the entrance to the valley, the Verzasca is dammed and forms the Lago di Vorgorno before flowing through the Piano di Magadino and into Lago Maggiore.

Due to its low altitude and mountain-sheltered location, vines, palm trees and sweet chestnut plantations thrive in the lower part of the Valle Verzasca. As the valley climbs towards the mountains, the climate changes according to altitude until an area with Alpine climate is reached. The diversity in types of terrain and various microclimates mean that almost all of the plants growing in Canton Ticino can be found at different elevations of the Valle Verzasca.

Highlights

  • Ponte dei Salti – 17th century double-arched stone bridge in idyllic situation crossing the Verzasca River.
  • Bungy Jumping – like James Bond in «Goldeneye»: bungy jump from the 220 metre high Verzasca Dam wall into the Lago di Vogorno.
  • Sentierone Valle Verzasca – a mountain hiking trail that leads from the entrance to the valley at Tenero past the Lago di Vorgorno and along the banks of the Verzasca to Sonogno.
  • Valle Verzasca Art Path – 34 works by Swiss, German and Italian artists border the 4.5km long path between Lavertezzo and Brione.

Arrival and return Lavertezzo

Adresse

Ascona-Locarno Turismo
Infodesk Tenero
Via ai Giardini
6598 Tenero
Tel. +41 (0)848 091 091
Fax. +41 (0)91 759 76 94
tenero@ascona-locarno.com
www.ascona-locarno.com

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Lavertezzo
Sentiero Verzasca
Sentiero Verzasca
Stage 2, Lavertezzo–Locarno
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Sentiero Verzasca
Stage 1, Sonogno–Lavertezzo
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