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Lago di Vogorno - Things to Know Before Visiting

Lago di Vogorno, Switzerland


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About Lago di Vogorno

Lago di Vogorno is a reservoir near Tenero, in Ticino, Switzerland. The reservoir on the Verzasca river is formed by the Verzasca Dam, built 1961–1965. The water surface area is 1.68 km2. It was one of the architectural wonders in this area and it attracts a lot of tourists here.

Attractions Near Lago di Vogorno

Verzasca Dam
Verzasca Dam1.51km from Lago di Vogorno

The Contra Dam, commonly known as the Verzasca Dam is an arch dam on the Verzasca River in the Val Verzasca, Ticino Switzerland. The dam became a popular bungee jumping venue after a James Bond stuntman jumped off it in the opening scene of the 1995 film GoldenEye; a stunt voted as the best movie stunt of all time in a 2002 Sky Movies poll.

Cimetta3.81km from Lago di Vogorno

Cimetta is a mountain in the Lepontine Alps, it is located above Locarno and Lake Maggiore. The Locarno–Madonna del Sasso funicular links Locarno city center with Orselina. From there a cable car connects to Cardada, from which a chair lift runs to the summit. It was one of the picturesque locations and a nice trekking destination in this area and you can enjoy each and every moment here.

Pizzo di Vogorno
Pizzo di Vogorno4.4km from Lago di Vogorno

Pizzo di Vogorno is a beautiful Pyramid shaped mountain located in the Italian part of Switzerland: Ticino. It is often called the 'Home mountain' of Locarno. Vogorno towers high above this famous city since the altitude difference between summit and city is over 2200 meters. Vogorno is one of the most popular climbing destinations in the Verzasca region.

Valle Verzasca
Valle Verzasca4.86km from Lago di Vogorno

Verzasca Valley, Valle Verzasca in Italian is a long narrow valley located in Ticino, the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. This valley offers a wild and fascinating landscape, with the Alps on one side and a lake on the other. The river has an emerald green color, and thanks to its good visibility, it is famous as a river diving destination.

Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli
Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli5.61km from Lago di Vogorno

The church of Santa Maria Degli Angeli is a late Romanesque religious building located in Lugano Centro. The church, which was originally part of a Franciscan monastery, is home to Switzerland's most famous Renaissance fresco. It covers the whole wall of the nave. The "Passion and Crucifixion of Christ" is defined by the great expressiveness and vividness of the individual scenes.

Locarno–Madonna del Sasso funicular
Locarno–Madonna del Sasso funicular6.08km from Lago di Vogorno

The Locarno–Madonna del Sasso funicular, is a funicular railway near the city of Locarno in the Swiss canton of Ticino. The line links a lower station in the city center with the pilgrimage site of the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Sasso and the municipality of Orselina. It forms part of the route to the summit of nearby Cimetta mountains.

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The canton is named after the river Ticino, it is the only canton where Italian is the sole official language and represents the bulk of the Italian-speaking area of Switzerland. Ticino hosts two World Heritage sites: the Three Castles of Bellinzona and Monte San Giorgio.