Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Corippo lies in the Verzasca valley. A german tourist, wearing a complete motorcycle suit with an helmet, is carrying PET and glass bottles to be thrown in the recycling garbage bin. Corippo is the smallest municipality in Switzerland. Despite this, it possesses the trappings of communities many times its size such as its own coat of arms and a town council consisting of three local citizens. A town council is a democratically elected form of government for small municipalities. A council may serve as both the representative and executive branch. The village has maintained its status as an independent entity since its incorporation in 1822. 8.05.13 © 2013 Didier Ruef?.