Verzasca Valley, Ticino

October 4, 2007

Verzasca Valley

One of the most beautiful valleys in Switzerland has to be the Valle Verzasca. The jade green glacier water and incredible rock formations are stunning on a sunny day. In this gorgeous valley one can find the smallest municipality in Switzerland, Corippo (see post Village of Corippo, Ticino) as well as the Contra dam (or Verzasca dam). The dam forms Lago di Vogorno, an artificial reservoir. It is the 25th tallest dam in the world. The dam is famous for the opening scene of the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye.

This photograph really highlights the green river and interesting rock formations that can be enjoyed during a trip up the valley. A fine art print of this photo is available for purchase buy clicking the image or here.

The picture is also one of the photos featured in the book “Switzerland In View – A Photographic Essay” .