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The highest road passes in Italy

Italy's most beautiful road passes

Petr Liška
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The highest road passes in Italy
Inserted: 04.12.2019
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

Italy as a country located south of the main Alpine ridge, offers a variety of high mountain passes, which is linked with neighboring countries. Let's look at the highest and most beautiful of them

1.
Passo dello Stelvio

Pass with 48 switchbacks

Rating:
| Altitude: 2 758 m / 9 049 ft

The Passo dello Stelvio / Stilfserjoch (2,758 meters above sea level) is definitely one of the most legendary… continue reading

2.
Col Agnel

Border crossing point between France and Italy

Rating:
| Altitude: 2 744 m / 9 003 ft

In Queryas National Park, the climb begins to one of the highest road passes in Europe – Col Agnel (2744… continue reading

3.
Passo Gavia

Mountain pass in the shade of Stelvio

Rating:
| Altitude: 2 652 m / 8 701 ft

Passo Gavia (2,652 meters above sea level) is one of the highest road passes in the Alps, but it is still… continue reading

4.
Umbrail Pass

Pass under Stelvio

Rating:
| Altitude: 2 501 m / 8 205 ft

Umbrail Pass (2,501 m asl) with its altitude is one of the highest road alpine passes. Nevertheless, it is in… continue reading

5.
Forcola di Livigno

Gate to the duty free zone

Rating:
| Altitude: 2 315 m / 7 595 ft

The Forcola di Livigno Pass (2315 meters above sea level) is the border pass between Switzerland and the… continue reading

6.
Passo Sella

The most beautiful pass in the Dolomites

Rating:
| Altitude: 2 240 m / 7 349 ft

Passo Sella (2 240m above sea level) is one of the most beautiful dolomite passes. It lies between two… continue reading

7.
Passo Pordoi

The starting point for Piz Boe

Rating:
| Altitude: 2 239 m / 7 346 ft

Passo Pordoi (2 239m above sea level) is renowned for its legendary Giro d'Italia climb at Sella massif and… continue reading

8.
Passo Giau

Pass under the beautiful rock tower

Rating:
| Altitude: 2 236 m / 7 336 ft

Passo Giau (2,236 meters above sea level) belongs to the most beautiful dolomite passes. It is the ideal… continue reading

9.
Passo di Valparola

Pass associated with the First World War

Rating:
| Altitude: 2 192 m / 7 192 ft

Passo di Valparola Pass (2 192 m above sea level) in the Dolomites is interesting by the height of the Tre… continue reading

10.
Colle delle Finestre

Ascent from Valled di Susa

Rating:
| Altitude: 2 178 m / 7 146 ft

The Colle delle Finestre (2,178 meters above sea level) is a lesser known pass, probably because the last few… continue reading

11.
Passo Gardena

A beautiful pass at the Sella massif

Rating:
| Altitude: 2 136 m / 7 008 ft

Passo Gardena (2,135 m above sea level) / Grödner joch / is located on the northern end of the Sella Massif… continue reading

12.
Splügen Pass

Passo dello Spluga

Rating:
| Altitude: 2 113 m / 6 932 ft

Border pass betwwen Switzerland and Italy with lots of harpin bends and tunnels continue reading

13.
Passo di Falzarego

Interesting starting point for hikers

Rating:
| Altitude: 2 105 m / 6 906 ft

The main tourist attraction of Passo di Falzarego Pass (2,105 m above sea level) is the funicular to Piccolo… continue reading

14.
Passo Giovo

Jaufenpass

Rating:
| Altitude: 2 094 m / 6 870 ft

Passo Giovo (2,094 meters above sea level) is the northernmost Italian two thousander road pass, located only… continue reading

15.
Passo Fedaia

Pass directly under the Marmolada

Rating:
| Altitude: 2 057 m / 6 749 ft

Directly below the mountain queen of Dolomites – Marmolada is known Fedaia Pass (2,057m asl). A little… continue reading

16.
Passo del Manghen

Pass south of the Dolomites

Rating:
| Altitude: 2 042 m / 6 699 ft

Passo del Manghen (2,042 meters above sea level) is a less known road pass in Trentino, Italy, connecting the… continue reading

17.
Passo Valles

Starting point at Col Margherita

Rating:
| Altitude: 2 032 m / 6 667 ft

Passo Vales (2,032 meters above sea level) located in a wide grassy pass is the starting point for the… continue reading

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