The 'Ponte dei Salti' stone bridge soars over the turquoise Verzasca with two arches. 400 years after its completion, is draws visitors in droves on a daily basis. Some photograph the picture-perfect subject from all sides, others use the bridge as a springboard for diving into the refreshing water.

Anyone driving on the narrow road which meanders along the green Verzasca valley cannot miss the stone bridge at Lavertezzo: with its two arches and the elegant curvature, the 'Ponte dei Salti' makes an exciting contrast to the otherwise rather wild nature of the valley and offers the multitudes of visitors from around the world a picture-perfect subject for their holiday photo album.

While some start on the various hiking routes from here, others enjoy the picturesque bathing site. They leap from the medieval double arch bridge into the turquoise waters of the Verzasca and then lie on a stone in the sun. Anyone who wants to embellish their bathing trip with a little more history can find another architectural gem in Lavertezzo: the 'Beata Vergine degli Angeli' church.

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    Alberto Pantaleone (16 months ago)
    Very nice spot where to access the river. Great view of the cristal clear waters
    RuckyLick (16 months ago)
    Wonderful village set along the Fiume Verzasca.
    Joey Hawkins (16 months ago)
    So beautiful and an ideal photo op.
    Helina Maki de Souza (16 months ago)
    The most amazing water that I ever seen in my life!! It is so blue and so calm. The way until the bridge it is also amazing, you can see houses made of stone and old churches. You can stop to know the Dam wich James Bond movie have recorded in 1995 and then go until Valle Verzarsca. When I went it was cold, so it was not possible to swim.
    Omar Bayoumi (17 months ago)
    Wow the landscape here is magnificent highly recommended to go there in winter or summer.
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