Passo di Resia

Passo di Resia

Passo di Resia is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.504m (4,934ft) above the sea level, located in the Alps, on the border between Austria and Italy.

The road over the pass, calld Reschenpass in German, is asphalted. It’s one of the lowest crossings of the Alps at all and is chosen by many travelers as a welcome alternative to the Brenner pass. This was also the place where barrages, such as the Passo di Resia and the Plamort Barrages were erected in the Second World War, defensive installations erected by Mussolini to prevent a possible invasion by the Nazis.
To reach the summit, starting from Glorenza, the ascent is 23.12 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 997 meters. The average percentage is 4.3 %. 

 

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