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Old August 24th, 2011, 03:18 PM   #2721
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I'm a bit lazy to re-write it, so I'll just quote. Sequence of photos of Passo dello Stelvio, the highest road mountain pass in Italy. I drove from Prato allo Stelvio to Bormio and all pics are in that order.

There are 87 signaled hairpins (but "tornante", literally "turner", is a much better word to describe them) on that route and many other merely "tight" curves.

Enjoy.
I don't understand why signs on Italian mountain passes are always vandalized with stickers.
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Old August 24th, 2011, 03:23 PM   #2722
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Fantastic road... I have never driven there, but I want to do it as soon as possible!

I was planning to do it this month, but due to a little crash my motorbike is under repair at the moment and I don't want to go there under an unsettled weather, with the risk of rain and/or cold temperature, so I'd prefer not to go there in September.
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Old August 24th, 2011, 03:27 PM   #2723
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I don't understand why signs on Italian mountain passes are always vandalized with stickers.
Those are not acts of vandalism. but attestations of the passage of several groups of bikers/motorbikers/other.

It's a way to say "I was there!!"
Like a guestbook!
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Old August 24th, 2011, 03:48 PM   #2724
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Amazing pictures, Suburbanist. Stelvio has never been prettier
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Old August 24th, 2011, 10:50 PM   #2725
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Italian section of E66: The SS49 della Val Pusteria

...and after the spectacular images of Suburbanist () I show you other pictures from South Tyrol (not so impressive): the end of my trip on the E66

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Austrian section
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1. A border (Prato Drava)


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4. San Candido


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7. The signal "E66" is placed only on some kilometer posts


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14. The last km of this beautiful road that took me from Pannonia to the Alps.

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Old August 26th, 2011, 10:21 AM   #2726
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Passo di Gavia

Another mountain road pass in Italy, altitude 2621m. It is a very light trafficked one, as it connects two cities (Bormio and Ponte di Legno) that are not particularly big, while, contrary to almost every other pass, there is a faster route just rounding the valleys in fast(er) routes with tunnels and much lower passes below 1300m.

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Ormai declassata a strada provinciale, l'ex SS 300 č una poco conosciuta strada alpina che collega Bormio a Ponti di Legno. Forse perche siano Ponte di Legno e Bormio raggiungibile piś velocemente per coloro che partono da qualsiasi cittą dei valli vicini senza bisogno di transitare per la strettissima SS300, il passo č poco trafficato.

L'ho attraversato domenica scorsa, partito da Bormio alle 6.15. Traffico? 3 auto + 1 camion (in valle) finno alle 7.30


A pochi metri del primo tornate, nel valle, a Santa Caterina Valfurva.

Primi tornanti, quota 1300 circa. Ci sono dei impianti sciistici nella zona.


SP 29? SP 300? Non riesco mai a capire il senso de cambiare la numerazione di una strada solo perché la gestione č stata transferita dall'ANAS per le regione/province.


Quota 1800 circa. Pochi alberi nel paesaggio. Ci sono lavori di manutenzione sulla trata sondriese, il pavimento é meglio della media dei passi alpini italiani. A questo punto ho visto una Smart in transito nel senso opposto. Povera Smart, non é mai adatta nelle montagne.


Gli ultimi tornanti sul versante sondriese.


Uno tra pochi rifugi nell'area.




Il cima del passo manca il segnale verticale tipico. Invece, ci sono questi due.


Nel bresciano, la pendenza sale molto, e ci sono tratte dove č impossible, assolutamente impossible il passagio di due auto simultaneamente. Non parlo di un tornante oppure un piccolo ponte, ma di tratte strettissime, lunghe 200, 300, 400 metri.






Nel 1991, hanno costruito un paio di gallerie (non illuminate ovviamente) sulle tratte pił strette.




vecchia sede stradale, bypassata da galleria.


Tratta di massima pendenza, vicina a Santa Apollonia


Gił in valle.
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Old August 26th, 2011, 03:27 PM   #2727
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Beautiful!! Another pass I'd like to drive with my motorbike, possibly the same day of the Passo Stelvio!
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Old August 26th, 2011, 10:55 PM   #2728
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Viaduct near the village of Atrani, near Neaples: notice the homes below it!
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Old August 28th, 2011, 03:23 PM   #2729
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some pics from abrruzzo in central italy, a really underrated and great region

A25 between pescara and sulmona


A24 right in front of the GREAT gran sasso, loving it!


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Old August 31st, 2011, 01:08 PM   #2730
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RA17 Raccordo Villesse - Gorizia (upgrade to motorway standart)
Update 19.08.2011


Pictures in direction to A4.
1. Few kilometers after Gorizia.


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5. New overpass.


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8. New toll plaza.
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Old September 1st, 2011, 12:59 AM   #2731
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What is RAxx? Regional Autostrada?
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Old September 1st, 2011, 01:11 AM   #2732
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What is RAxx? Regional Autostrada?
Raccordo Autostradale = Motorway branck
RA17 will became a real motorway in december 2012. (hoping that the world wouldn't end in that period)
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Old September 1st, 2011, 03:23 AM   #2733
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I currently call it a "bob track". very uncomfortable to drive there now.
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 12:47 AM   #2734
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Raccordo Autostradale = Motorway branck
What is "branck"? Or, maybe, you meant "branch"?
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 02:06 AM   #2735
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What is "branck"? Or, maybe, you meant "branch"?
Sorry, I know it is "branch", I made a refuse.
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 02:18 PM   #2736
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A4 Santhią - Palmanova (A4/A23)

Report has been divided to three parts.
Map of the route:


Part 1: Santhią-Milano.
1. We start after few kilometers from Santhią exit. Sign shows speed discipline on this 2x3 stretch.


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3. Roads in Italy are quite empty at this time of year, that's because August is a vacation month and there are barely any companies working.


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8. Bus stop.


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11. Approaching junction with A26. And ongoing reconstruction works on this part of A4.


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14. Emergency lane lacking on this stretch.


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16. We're getting closer to Milano. Tunnel under Torino-Milano high speed railway which runs along A4.


17. Approaching junction with A50 or Milano tangenziale ovest (West bypass).


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19. Fiera Hotel highrises.


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21. Approaching junction with A8. Fresh tarmac.


22. Usually this place is a bottleneck, but this time it ain't!


23. Fourth lane merging.


End of part 1.
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 03:12 PM   #2737
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I don't like these signs. You may think that only the laftmost and the middle lane fits you towards Milano which is actually not true
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 03:30 PM   #2738
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The A4 (E64 until Brescia, then E70) should change number at the interchange with the Milan western bypass as it resets its kmposts. Same with A3 (E45) in Salerno.
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 08:23 PM   #2739
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Part 2: Milano-Brescia

24. Limited speed because of road works.


25. Concrete jungle around.


26. 2x4 section starts after junction with A52 or Milano tangenziale nord (North bypass).


27. Fasten your seatbelts!


28. Aproaching junction with A51 or Milano tangenziale est (East bypass).


29. Noticed how the arrows have changed with the previous sign?


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35. Finally arrows correspond to lanes.


36. At it's best!


37. 2x4 section ends after Bergamo town.


38. Ryanair jet takes landing at Bergamo airport right next to A4.


39. 2x3 section again and Brescia skyline in the background.


These pictures were taken on 25th of August.
End of part 2.
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 08:24 PM   #2740
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Is A4 from Milano to Bergamo the only 2x4 section in Italy?
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