Sondrio, Stelvio Pass
The Stelvio Pass is located at 2,758m between Lombardy and the region Trentino Alto Adige. Travelling from Bormio (Sondrio) to the Valle del Braulio you reach the pass after 22km with 32 hairpin bends. On the peak, the Stelvio Glacier reaches 3,450m, between the peaks of the Ortles Cevedale. It is one of Europe's most extensive glaciers, with over 20km of ski slopes that can be enjoyed from November to May. The hairpin bends of the pass are also famous for cyclying competitions, so much so that its peak was renamed Cima Coppi, from the name of Italy's most renowned cyclist of the ‘40s and ‘50s. This peak is the highest point reached by the Giro d’Italia, Italy’s most famous cycling competition. As for history, the Stelvio Pass was one of the places where some of the First World War battles were fought. Now the Stelvio Pass hosts the Museo Carlo Donegani, with wartime memorabilia from the so-called Guerra Bianca (White War) fought on the summits surrounding the Pass.