A memorable road trip to Verva Pass in the Alps

Passo di Verva is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.301m (7,549ft) above sea level located in the Province of Sondrio, in the Lombardy region of Italy.

Passo di Verva

Where is Verva Pass?

Set high in the northern part of the country, near the Swiss border, the summit is part of the Livigno Range, a mountain range in the Alps of eastern Switzerland and northern Italy, around the Italian village of Livigno. It is considered to be part of the Central Eastern Alps.

Is the road to Verva Pass unpaved?

The road to the summit is entirely unpaved. It’s 13.4km (8.32 miles) long, running north-south from Strada Statale 301 (SS301), near San Carlo, to Eita.

Can I drive my vehicle to Verva Pass?

The road is closed to private vehicles. It can be driven only by bike or 4x4 cars, and includes rocky formations, hard slopes, and the surface is graved till the summit. The pass is well known to many Transalp bikers as the important crossing between Val Viola and the Valtellina, and it's totally impassable during the winter months.