After my Munich city profile, the Travel Series continues through Northern Italy and the fabulous road through the Stelvio Pass. Located at 2 757 m altitude, the Passo dello Stelvio is highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps and was originally built in the early 1820s. We drove on the Northern side of the pass through 48 hairpin turns to reach the summit and enjoy the view. Named "the second-best road in the world" by the Top Gear specialists, Passo dello Stelvio really is one of nature's wonders that any road trip through Europe should include. Have a look at all the photos we took:
And here's a close-up of the insane hairpin curves we passed through and our faithful little road companion , Dusty the car:
My tourist look:
Have you ever been to the Stelvio Pass? I bet you would like to go now, let me know what you think about it!