The waters of Switzerland’s Verzasca River is so clean that you can easily see the floor of the river and attracts thousands of tourists every year.
Verzasca River The Most Cleanest River
The Verzasca River’s source is on the peaks above Sonogno from where it follows the namesake valley down to the Corippo fork and flows into the artificial lake.
The clear emerald-colored waters and the pristine nature that surrounds it make it an appreciated destination in the summer when the spots with the calmer waters transform into inviting outdoor pools and the shores, especially in the area around Lavertezzo, fill-up with swimmers.
A true jewel in the midst of the natural wilderness of this valley, a paradise for underwater diving lovers. Caution and safety are crucial!
Whoever visits the Verzasca Valley and passes the gradient that from Gordola leads to the imposing dam inaugurated in 1966 will at first see the great artificial lake created to exploit the water resources of the region.
In spring and summer, when the water level is at its highest, the lake gives the valley an idyllic appearance.
The artificially created water volume has swallowed the course of the river that used to flow in deep gorges. However, at the fork in Corippo, the visitor meets the river once again as over long segments it flows parallel to the road.
Thanks to its clear emerald-colored waters, the Verzasca river is very popular and appreciated. Numerous are the photographic images online, in books, in magazines and calendars.
Particularly renowned are those of Lavertezzo where the double arched Ponte dei salti (bridge of jumps) is mirrored in the green pools.
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