<p>Corippo, a village in the Verzasca Valley, is some 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) from Locarno town. Perfectly preserved, the village is considered a monument of national importance and is rigorously protected. The slope on which the village is perched is so steep that, according to a local legend, the Corippo inhabitants would tie fabric to chickens’ tails to prevent the eggs from rolling down the hill.</p> <p><i><b>Meet Your Guide: &nbsp;</b>My name is <a href="http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/profile/1156489/" target="_blank">Alessandra Meniconzi</a>&nbsp;and I am a Your Shot photographer.&nbsp;My work centers on the ancient heritage, customs, spirituality, and daily life of indigenous people who are strongly connected to nature and whose traditional cultures are at risk of vanishing. I am motivated by a passion for the interplay between wild places and ancient cultures, as well as a fascination with and profound respect for native people who subsist in isolated regions of the world.&nbsp;</i></p> <p><i>My photographs have been published widely in magazines, calendars, and postcards, as well as in books for which I am the sole photographer:&nbsp;</i>The Silk Road,&nbsp;Mystic Iceland<i>,&nbsp;and&nbsp;</i>Hidden China.</p> <p><i>Follow Alessandra's work on her&nbsp;<a href="http://www.alessandrameniconzi.com/">website</a>.</i></p>

Corippo

Corippo, a village in the Verzasca Valley, is some 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) from Locarno town. Perfectly preserved, the village is considered a monument of national importance and is rigorously protected. The slope on which the village is perched is so steep that, according to a local legend, the Corippo inhabitants would tie fabric to chickens’ tails to prevent the eggs from rolling down the hill.

Meet Your Guide:  My name is Alessandra Meniconzi and I am a Your Shot photographer. My work centers on the ancient heritage, customs, spirituality, and daily life of indigenous people who are strongly connected to nature and whose traditional cultures are at risk of vanishing. I am motivated by a passion for the interplay between wild places and ancient cultures, as well as a fascination with and profound respect for native people who subsist in isolated regions of the world. 

My photographs have been published widely in magazines, calendars, and postcards, as well as in books for which I am the sole photographer: The Silk Road, Mystic Iceland, and Hidden China.

Follow Alessandra's work on her website.

Photograph and caption by Alessandra Meniconzi, National Geographic Your Shot

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