Architecture and layout

The village of Corippo, which developed on a steep hill between the right flank of the Verzasca valley and the left slope of the Corippo valley, is particularly compact in its structure. The buildings, all of a similar style, flank the hillside from top to bottom, and a pedestrian thoroughfare running horizontally through the village is linked to the village square by a series of steep stepped pathways. The stone houses at the heart of the village, with their characteristic stone roofs, all face south-east and are connected by narrow alleyways. The characteristic building style has remained intact to this day. In 1975, to mark the European Architectural Heritage Year, the village of Corippo was identified by the Confederation and the Canton of Ticino as a historical settlement worthy of preservation and revitalisation, and was selected to receive special support.