Stelvio Pass


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Stelvio Pass

(stĕl`vyō), alt. 9,048 ft (2,758 m), in the central Alps, N Italy, near the Swiss and Austrian borders. It is crossed by the highest road in the Alps, connecting the Valtellina with the upper Adige River valley. The road, extending c.30 mi (50 km) from Bormio to Trafoi, was begun in 1820 by the Austrians.
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The Stelvio Pass in Italy is definitely not for the faint-hearted as it contains 48 hairpin bends on a steep, narrow climb to more than 9000ft above sea level.
The Tonale Pass, not far from the Stelvio Pass in the Alps, is a large natural amphitheatre famous for its majestic peaks - a natural spectacle of frothy waterfalls and snow all year round in a breath-taking natural setting.
"It had some very dodgy steering when we were going up the Stelvio Pass in Italy but we got there eventually.
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Mark on Day 75 of his run across Europe at the Stelvio Pass on the Italian Alps
If you head into Italy from Monaco, you have the Stelvio Pass, which is one of the most famous roads in the world.
The dangerous Stelvio Pass is at 9,000 feet in the Italian Alps.
From the Stelvio Pass in the Alps to the 200-mile coast road along the side of the Adriatic Sea have been truly breathtaking.