The winding road to Maniva Pass in the Alps and its 38 iconic hairpin turns

Passo del Maniva is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1,664m (5,459ft) above sea level, located in the Brescia province of Lombardy, in Italy. This pass offers a picturesque drive through the Italian Alps.

Passo del Maniva

Is Maniva Pass paved?

Tucked away in the northern part of the country, the road to the summit, also known as Giogo del Maniva is fully paved. It’s called Strada provinciale Bresciana 345 delle Tre Valli (SP BS 345).

Is Maniva Pass worth the drive?

At the summit there’s a ski station. The pass is the starting point of the challenging SP345B road (on the northern side) and the infamous Anfo Ridge Road (on its southern side).

How long is Maniva Pass?

The pass is 19.3 km (11.99 miles) long, running west to east, from San Colombano to Bagolino.

How challenging is Maniva Pass?

The road offers beautiful views but presents challenges with its narrow sections, 38 hairpin turns, and steep gradients reaching up to 14.6%. It requires careful and experienced driving.