Bike Touring Highlight
The romantic village of Lavertezzo (545 m above sea level) with its rustici is a good starting point to discover the original Valle Verzasca and its side valleys. A popular photo subject is the old, two-lobed stone bridge over the river Verzasca.
With its many typical stone houses, Lavertezzo is almost a Ticino "picture-book village". Sitting in a grotto and enjoying a risotto underlines this impression. Main attraction is the Ponte dei Salti with two arches from the 17th century. The stone bridge across the river Verzasca, also known as the Roman Bridge, was rebuilt after being partially destroyed in 1960. Also worth seeing in Lavertezzo is the 18th century parish church Madonna degli Angeli, the only Baroque church in the valley.
To the municipality Lavertezzo in the middle Valle Verzascage also hears the exclave Riazzino Piano in the Magadinoebene. For centuries, the population lived in the Verzasca Valley in the summer and spent the winter with the cattle in the plain. While the place in the valley with the emigration v.a. In the meantime, the district in the plain has become a prosperous small center for trade and commerce in the belt of settlements on the edge of the Piano di Magadino.
The Valle Verzasca is a natural, in many places even wild valley with steep slopes and countless waterfalls. Over bizarrely shaped, smoothly polished rocks in the narrow valley flows the clear, emerald waters of the river Verzasca. It is not necessary to follow the river bed far to find natural bathtubs and whirlpools. The river is also popular with canoeists and divers, but is considered difficult or even dangerous. Below Lavertezzo, just before the end of the valley, the river is dammed and forms Lake Vogorno before flowing into Lake Maggiore in the Piano di Magadino.
October 23, 2018
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