PASSO DELLO STELVIO

At 2,758m above sea level, the Stelvio is today the second highest mountain pass in Europe. It connects Bormio to the Trafoi and Venosta valleys in nearby Alto-Adige.
It also connects the Engadine area of Switzerland via the Umbrail Pass, only slightly lower in altitude than the Stelvio.
With a series of 40 bends on the Valtellina side, in around 21 km, it has a height difference of over 1,500m.

 

Saturday 29th August 2020

SCALATA CIMA COPPI


road closed only on the Bormio side

from 8:30 to 12:30

HISTORY

The current route follows most of the historic road on which construction began in 1820 under the direction of an esteemed expert on mountain roads, engineer Carlo Donegani. Thanks to the efforts of thousands of workers it was completed in the record time of just 21 months (excluding winter interruptions). The road was built at the behest of Emperor Francis I of Austria to connect Milan and the kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia with the Austrian empire. During the First World War the Stelvio was the western end of the Italian front. There were few direct battles of any importance there however, it was largely a defensive position protecting the road.

BORMIO SIDE

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PRATO ALLO STELVIO SIDE

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SANTA MARIA SIDE (CH)

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