Maldives from Milan: Welcome to the Verzasca Valley

If you’re looking for a day getaway from Milan, there’s a magical and enchanting place worth exploring: the Val Verzasca, also known as the ‘Maldives of Milan’. This valley in the heart of Switzerland will surprise you with spectacular scenery, crystal clear waters and natural pools, giving you the feeling of having left the urban and enjoying a piece of paradise close to home.

Today I will tell you about an amazing experience I had in Val Verzasca, a magical and enchanting place known as the “Maldives of Milan”. It was a day trip full of adventure and natural beauty that gave us a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. So, let’s get started on this exciting journey!

Discover the natural beauty of Val Verzasca

As soon as we arrived in Val Verzasca, we were instantly overwhelmed by the beauty of this picturesque valley. The crystal clear, emerald green waters flowing through the thick forests and creating natural pools were truly stunning. The views enchanted us and the fresh, clean air filled our lungs. It was an unforgettable experience that made us feel like we were in paradise.

Val Verzasca is an enchanting destination that is sure to win you over with its fairytale landscapes. With its crystal-clear emerald water and lush forests surrounding it, you’ll feel like you’re in a fairytale. And the natural pools and spectacular waterfalls will leave you speechless. Take advantage of this trip to enjoy an outdoor picnic and savour the tranquillity and positive energy of nature.

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Adrenaline at the Vogorno dam – the place where James Bond jumped into the void

Continuing our journey, we arrived at the Vogorno Dam, the dam from which the famous secret agent 007, James Bond, jumped off in the movie “GoldenEye”. With an impressive height of about 220 m, this dam offers a spectacular view over the valley and Lake Vogorno. If you’re looking for a thrill, you can also try bungee jumping. But if you’re more cautious, you can admire the stunning panorama and enjoy a dose of visual adrenaline.

Milan’s Maldives or Ponte dei Salti: How to get there

After a short stop at the Vogorno dam, we head towards Sonogno, and after about 8 kilometres we discover Ponte dei Salti or the so-called “Maldives of Milan”.

The “Maldives of Milan” is nothing more than a canyon of white stone inside which there are crystal blue waters and natural pools for swimming and a day of relaxing in the sun. Here, the stone bridge is the protagonist, but around it the nature is incredible, with water as blue as in few other places and nature so green that you feel like you’re in the Maldives.

Sonogno – a fairytale village

From Ponte dei Salti we head towards Sonogno, a picturesque village in the upper part of the Verzasca Valley. The traditional stone houses, narrow streets and authentic atmosphere made us feel like we were in a long forgotten past. We strolled along the paved paths and admired the majestic peaks surrounding the village. Here, we had the chance to connect with the rural charm and enjoy the tranquility and beauty of this corner of heaven.

The village centre can be explored in a short time: there are various restaurants, two caves – Grotto Redorta in the centre of the village and Grotto Efra close to Froda Waterfall, and from here many other trails start which in a short time (25 minutes on foot, 10 minutes by bike) lead you to Froda Waterfall.

How do you get to Val Verzasca?

Maldives in Milan: where to find

The Maldives in Milan is located in Switzerland, 1 hour and 30 minutes from Milan by car. They are located in the canton of Ticino, along the Verzasca river in Lavertezzo. The most famous place is the Salti bridge, right in Lavertezzo.

Maldives from Milan: how to get there

To get to Lavertezzo, and therefore to the Maldives from Milan, is very easy and can be done either by car or by public transport.

By car: Simply drive from Milan to Como, continue to Lugano and then to the Verzasca dam, where the main path (and road) to Ponte dei Salti begins.

By public transport: If you want to reach the Maldives from Milan by public transport, you can do so, but it will take about three hours. You have to take the Milan-Lugano train, in Lugano take the Lugano-Tenero train, and from there all you have to do is take bus 321, which goes along the Sentierone to Lavertezzo, where the Ponte dei Salti bridge is.

Maldives in Milan: where to stay

If you’re looking for accommodation in the Maldives from Milan, you can check offers on Booking.com. Here you’ll find lots of hotels, houses and guesthouses at great prices, and more importantly, you can read reviews from guests who have already stayed there, check ratings and see lots of photos of the accommodation. Try Booking.com.

Val Verzasca, also known as the “Maldives of Milan”, is an amazing day destination where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city and connect with the surrounding nature. Its idyllic landscapes, crystal-clear waters and breathtaking waterfalls will captivate you and make you feel like you’re in paradise. So get ready for an unexpected adventure and discover the hidden wonders of Val Verzasca, a corner of pure nature in the heart of Switzerland.

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