Mergoscia parish church in Verzasca Valley is located on a terrace with a beautiful view of lakes Vogorno and Maggiore. The church tower is an energy point: it serves as an antenna to attract cosmic energy and spread it around, similar to many cathedrals, mountains, hotels and menhir (dense stones). The benches at the foot of the steeple are an inviting way to contemplate the panorama.
Along the path going to Perbioi, you will see a centuries-old oak tree with an enormous trunk. Connoisseurs consider this tree as a sage guarding the entrance to the Perbioi power spot. A precious marsh area has been reclaimed here. The valley receives the terrestrial electromagnetic flow from north to south and is open to the east and west, receiving the sun's rays: a harmonious combination and source of peace. The valley offering a majestic view of Pizzo Vogorno is sometimes called “Valletta delle Streghe” (valley of witches). In the overlying woods there are stones reminiscent of the mystical landscapes populated by such peoples as the Lepontii and Celts, an altar and some small menhir.
The climb to Cortoi features 500 stone steps, intricately constructed by young volunteers under the watchful eye of local experts. You can enjoy the beautiful panorama from San Lorenzo chapel or the well-kept Alpe Cortoi. If you go further along the Porchesio path, you will find an energy-infused rock with cup-shaped engravings, the incisions originate from different epochs.