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Mergoscia-Lago di Vogorno

Mergoscia-Lago di Vogorno





Tour description

From Mergoscia, the geographic center of Ticino, to Corippo, along a panoramic path overlooking the Vogorno Lake. These villages maintained a characteristic rural aspect thanks to the stonework, the doors and white framed, and the roofs made of stone slabs. All were surrounded by vineyards and dry stone walls.

Points of interest:
- the Church of Mergoscia, dedicated to saints Gottardo and Carpoforo, was built on a terrace and overlooks a courtyard. The architecture is remarkable with its ossuary, porch and steeple. From the forecourt of the church the view embraces Lake Maggiore, Gambarogno, the artificial lake of Vogorno, the dam of Verzasca and the surrounding mountains; the elegant profile of Pizzo Vogorno stands out among the other mountains.
- Corippo: the stone houses with slab roofs, the narrow streets and votive frescoes, the church of Beata Vergine del Carmelo (17th Century, portrait of the Virgin Mary on the façade by Meletta, and inside fragments of a fresco of the Last Supper).
- Bridge, and river Verzasca at the «Corippo Bivio».


Recommended period: april - october

As this is such an unusual itinerary it is advisable to use public transport.

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Places along the route: Mergoscia chiesa - Panorama sul Lago di Vogorno - Corippo paese e chiesa - Corippo Bivio


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Tour history (B00903)

First published: Freitag, 26. Januar 2007

Last updated: Freitag, 23. Oktober 2015

Tour published by: Presented by www.ascona-locarno.com

Tour characteristics

Distance: 4.7 km | Time requirement: 2 h
Ascent: 302 m | Descent: 530 m
Highest point: 879 m.a.s.l.

Difficulty T1 Hiking

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See also

Ascona-Locarno Tourist Office
Infodesk Tenero e Valle Verzasca
Via al Giardino 3
CH - 6598 Tenero
Tel.: +41 (0)91 745 16 61
Fax: +41 (0)91 745 42 30