Tonale Pass: Driving on Italy's Scenic Road in the Dolomites

Passo del Tonale is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.883m (6,178ft) above sea level, located on the boundary between Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol and Lombardy, in Italy.

Passo del Tonale

Is Tonale Pass paved?

Set high in the heart of the Rhaetian Alps, the winding road to the summit is fully paved. It’s called Strada Statale 42 (SS42) road. Expect curves, turns and narrow parts. The pass has been featured in the Giro d’Italia race.

How long is Tonale Pass?

The pass is 56.1 km (34.85 miles), running from west to east. It connects Edolo (in the province of Brescia within the Lombardy region) and Dimaro (in Trentino, part of the Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol region).

Is Tonale Pass worth it?

Tucked away in the northern part of the country, the road offers stunning views. In winter, it transforms into a hub for skiing and other snow sports. The summit hosts hotels, shops, and restaurants. It’s also worth a World War I memorial at the top.