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    Tiny villages in Tessin, Switzerland

    Arcegno, Fontana, Roseto, Ritorto, Sabbione, Fontana, Faèd, Sonlerto…..all names of some of the beautiful, small villages in the Bavona Valley in Ticino. There is so much more to explore in the valley in addition to the most well-known villages. The Bavona Valley is a really different place from any other place on earth!! All houses are built from local rocks, even the roofs. Open spaces…

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    BRONTALLO, medieval village in Ticino, Switzerland

    BRONTALLO is the first village in the Lavizzara valley, after turning right in Bignasco and following the Maggia River. Brontallo is a typical Ticino stone house village, all houses covered with heavy stone plates as roofs, picturesque and beutiful in its simple architecture , with stunning and breathtaking views from 715 meters above sea level over the valley and the local vineyards. High above Brontallo,…

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    The Verzasca Valley

    Valle Verzasca, or the Verzasca Valley, in Ticino/Tessin is a beautiful place. One very, very interesting and relaxing place is the river itself, great for swimming in the crystal clear (and cold) water or just a picnic at one of the huge rocks. We always make a stop by the beautiful bridge; Ponte dei Salti, a double arch stone bridge, built in the seventeenth century.…

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    CORIPPO

    Corippo, the smallest village in Switzerland, with only 12 (13?) inhabitants, is also one of the most beautiful places to visit in the Verzasca Valley. Walking around in the narrow, and steep, alleys is like going back decades. Charming, calm, quiet, relaxing, stunning – all at the same time. No wonder some people, perhaps 800 years ago, wanted to settle here. At some point of…

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    The dam at Verzasca

    Another place we have visited several times. The Verzasca Dam in Tessin / Ticino. Apart from the everyday practical function, this is place of the spectacular James Bond bungee jump – 220 meters!!!! Why James Bond? Well it was here Pierce Brosnan, or his stand-in that is, jumped in the beginning of the movie GoldenEye from 1995. In the movie it was claimed to be…