Situated in Stelvio National Park in the north of Italy, the Passo dello Stelvio takes in the gorgeous views of the majestic snow-capped mountains, dense forests, and mountain lakes. But don’t be distracted by all the natural beauty around you, as the steep grades, exceedingly narrow roads and a total of 46 hairpin bends need your full attention. The road snakes up to an elevation of 2759 m which makes this one of the highest mountain passes in Europe.

The history attached to the First World War comes from when the Stelvio Pass was at the forefront of the fighting, the remains of the foxholes, trenches, and gun sites still bear witness to this sad, difficult, and hard period in time. The history of cycling comes from the epic achievements reached during the historical moments of the Giro d’Italia (Tour of Italy).

There are endless summer and winter activities to enjoy throughout the area. In the winter, take advantage of the northbound location and discover the powdery slopes in Bormio and the Stelvio Glacier. If snowboarding is more your flavor, an exciting new terrain park has recently opened, perfect for testing your skills.

If the slopes start to get a little chilly, you should explore the charming ski town of Bormio. Discover a beautifully preserved medieval Italian village ready to reveal its rich history and Romanesque architecture, local museums, churches, and palaces. You can also warm up with a natural hot spring experience and spa day at the Bormio Terme.

If you prefer summer activities, the national park offers an abundance of hiking and horseback riding opportunities. The scene is breathtaking as all of the foliage turns from bright green to a bewitching burnt orange with rich burgundy and gold accents.

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