Passo Tre Croci

An epic road to Tre Croci Pass in the Dolomites

Passo Tre Croci is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.811m (5,941ft) above the sea level, located in the Province of Belluno, in the Veneto region of Italy.

Can you drive through Passo Tre Croci?

Set high in the heart of the Dolomites mountain range, the road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called Strada Regional 48 delle Dolomiti. The is quite low and easy, and runs through woodland. There are only a few minor hairpins and snakes rather than zig-zags. The surface of the road is very good, but has some often difficult to see bumps due to subsidence. It's not very steep and there are only a few hairpins, but with little traffic even when the rest of the Dolomites are packed. The pass is named after a mother and her two sons who died there. The family was trying to walk through the pass but they were caught in a storm and died of cold and exposure.

How long is Passo Tre Croci in the Dolomites?

Tucked away in the northeastern part of the country, the pass is 11.9 km (7.39 miles) long, running west-east from Cortina d’Ampezzo to Misurina. The summit hosts hotels, restaurants and a big parking lot, with sweeping views of Monte Cristallo (3,221 m). The pass has featured in Giro d'Italia race. The road is usually full of cyclists and motorcyclists. At the pass there are some military structures (bunkers) from WW1.



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