Verzasca Valley: from James Bond, to the smallest municipality in Switzerland

©Alessio Pizzicannella

This tour will explore one of the wildest mountain valleys in Ticino: the Verzasca. We will visit the Verzasca Dam, one of the highest dams in Europe and known for its 220m high bungee jump (one of the highest jumps in the world). The Dam was used in the James Bond film “GoldenEye.” We will continue to Sonogno, with its stone houses and a beautiful museum. The last stop on the way back will be Corippo, the smallest municipality in Switzerland with only 12 inhabitants (census 2018). Corippo's architectural value has caused the entire village centre to be placed under a conservation order. Furthermore, a project to turn Corippo into a "scattered hotel" started in May 2020.



Meeting Point

Mendrisio Campus and West Campus Lugano


Full day


09:00 - 18:00

Minimum number required

This activity will take place with a minimum of 25 participants
Recommended clothing Suitable for the weather condition, comfortable walking shoes
Up in the mountains, the temperature may drop. It is recommended to bring a hoodie or a light jacket

Difficulty level



The groups will be mixed Italian/English


Not included, bring your packed lunch


The activity will be held also in case of bad weather