Passo dei Contrabbandieri
Passo dei Contrabbandieri

Contrabbandieri Pass

Passo dei Contrabbandieri (Smugglers pass) is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.581m (8,467ft) above the sea level, located in Trentino-South Tyrol in northern Italy. The road goes through the ruins of several WWI fortifications. It's one of the highest roads of the country.

The road to the pass is gravel, rocky and treacherous. It’s a chairlift access trail. The slope is very steep, consists of loose stones and becomes even steeper and rocky in the upper part.  The name of the pass derives from the intense smuggling activity in the post war period. 4wd vehicle required. The road is usually passable in the summer season, from the beginning of June to - weather permitting - the first days of October. Altitude and extreme weather are always a factor at any time of year. High winds blow here all year long.Throughout the entire zone there are notable traces of the Great War, with numerous remains of trenches, tunnels and fortifications.
Pic: Pasquale Sannino


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