The 10-mile Gotthard Road Tunnel connects Goschenen at its northern portal to Airolo in the south, running underneath the Gotthard Pass
, a major route through the Alps.
They can even play a game driving the car through the mountainous Gotthard Pass
between Switzerland and Italy, an area of land also known as the Wolf's Maw.
Take the Eurostar and TGV to Zurich by pretty Lake Lucerne, where you spend a night before starting your rail journey to Lake Como through the dramatic Gotthard Pass
. You get three nights in a four-star hotel at this stunning destination before travelling by rail to Milan for the return BA flight home.
"Some of the roads are pretty hairy and they don't come much scarier than the 7000ft Gotthard Pass
Anyone who's travelled into Italy through a railway tunnel under Switzerland, or driven over the St Gotthard Pass
into Ticino will know exactly what I mean.
Sawiris, whose father founded the Egypt's Orascom, has his task cut out - he needs to transform the village with a view that is largely bare and rocky, and which is only accessible by the winding Gotthard pass
, into an attractive resort.
A closure of this nature would send motorists back to the pre-tunnel era, when people had to take the winding mountain road over the Gotthard pass
, or use car-transport trains.
AND VENICE ENJOY a night in Zurich at the Hotel du Theatre, before crossing the Gotthard Pass
by train, soaking up the Alpine scenery.
Our next train ride was more like a theme park ride than a way of getting from A to B - The PanGottardo observation car takes you over the Gotthard Pass
from German-speaking Switzerland to the Italian-speaking province of Ticino.