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Old December 26th, 2009, 02:31 PM   #1501
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(part three)

26 - Ponte Cinque Archi exit:


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29 - again some really nice valleys


30 - A long viaduct before Agrigento/Caltanissetta exit (first 1,7 km is RA19, then SS640):


31 - believe it or not, but this important and big interchange on A19 is very badly signed (probably because viaduct ends right before this sign) and those two signs on the picture are the only marker from Palermo direction to find Agrigento or Caltanissetta, so if you're not prepared to exit here you will miss the exit.


32 - again a series of excessively long viaducts before Enna


33 - Enna city on top of the hill


34 - just before Enna exit


35 - A19 in west direction, taken from Enna castle.


36 - A view from Enna castle towards east, finally Mount Etna is clearly visible
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Old December 26th, 2009, 02:37 PM   #1502
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(part four)

37 - After Enna, landcape becomes flatter, but Mount Etna takes more view


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39 - traffic is low and there are not many towns around


40 - Snow is still present on Etna even in the middle of July


41 - close to Catania it becomes completely flat


42 - except on a viaduct or two


43 - getting close to interchange with A18 (bypasses Catania) and ending of A19 (which runs straight into Catania)
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Old December 27th, 2009, 02:06 AM   #1503
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you bet! about 800 millions of euro and 200,000 every year for the maintenance (staff and servicing) of this new 25 km long motorway (free access at present!).
btw the video with the mountain in the background: it's the cone of etna volcano.
Awesome, by the way the Giro d' Italia is my favorite race, Marco Pantani and Allesandro Pettachi were my favorite racers way back when.
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Old December 27th, 2009, 11:23 AM   #1504
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Thanks for sharing, Keber!
Your effort to keep this thread up is always great and I guess you have travelled in most of the Italian network...
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Old December 27th, 2009, 12:23 PM   #1505
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At least most of the interesting parts. You just go twice in one year on the vacation (sea and skiing) and you travelled over most important Italian motorways.
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=160.
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Old December 27th, 2009, 12:31 PM   #1506
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At least most of the interesting parts. You just go twice in one year on the vacation (sea and skiing) and you travelled over most important Italian motorways.
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=160.
do u have a page where u publish ur pictures, because i find them great, too!!
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Old December 27th, 2009, 04:50 PM   #1507
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Congratulations keber! Always interesting photos!
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 11:25 PM   #1508
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You just stomped all over the damn place, keber! Way to go!
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 01:32 AM   #1509
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I'm sorry I lost a figure: that's worth 2,000,000 euro per year!
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That is very clever, never seen anything like that before.

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(part four)

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Very nice photos, beautiful landscape.
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Old January 17th, 2010, 10:47 PM   #1510
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A21 - Torino-Piacenza-Brescia

[IMG]http://i45.************/2jadbib.png[/IMG]


The traffic is very low, but it's a good alternative of A4
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The interchange with A26
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The interchange with A1
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TAV viaduct
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The last section near Brescia has 3 lanes
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[IMG]http://i47.************/e9stj7.jpg[/IMG]


The interchange with A4
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Old January 17th, 2010, 11:34 PM   #1511
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Nice pics.

The gantry design of Italian overheads are certainly imaginative from time to time!
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Old January 17th, 2010, 11:47 PM   #1512
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They look like belgium, German standard gantry's, and Italian normal gantyrs..

and the first one looks amazing.. but a bit to bulky, but ooohh soo technical
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Old January 18th, 2010, 11:55 AM   #1513
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The A21 from Piacenza to Brescia is my first choice when I have to do long trips, such as going to Austria.

It's comfortable, no traffic, very good road quality.
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Old January 18th, 2010, 04:23 PM   #1514
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The gantry design of Italian overheads are certainly imaginative from time to time!
...if we were predictable, we would be swiss...
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Old January 18th, 2010, 05:08 PM   #1515
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A21 is very important morotway, it is actually wide bypass of Milano and traveling from direction Verona to Ventimiglia is unimaginable without it! (of course, who likes crowds in Milano, just go on ) i would probably choose it also for direction Frejus, lenght is almost the same
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Old January 18th, 2010, 05:26 PM   #1516
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Yes, almost all romanians who go to Spain use it. Without it, probably traffic on Milano tangenziale would have been an inferno.
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Old January 18th, 2010, 05:31 PM   #1517
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A21 is very important morotway, it is actually wide bypass of Milano and traveling from direction Verona to Ventimiglia is unimaginable without it! (of course, who likes crowds in Milano, just go on ) i would probably choose it also for direction Frejus, lenght is almost the same
A21 is useful also for people from Milan who want to avoid the Turin ring road!
I used it many times, going to Cuneo or coming from south Turin!
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Yes, almost all romanians who go to Spain use it. Without it, probably traffic on Milano tangenziale would have been an inferno.
The "tangenziale" of Milan ALREADY IS an inferno!
And the worst part is the A4 section!
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Old January 18th, 2010, 05:42 PM   #1518
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Heading west on the A4 near Brescia, the overhead sign towards the A21 even lists Torino as a destination.
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generally speaking, which town's tangenziali are worse for transit traffic, Milano's or Torino's?
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Old January 18th, 2010, 06:28 PM   #1520
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My guess is Milano.

The A4 has 2x3 lanes, and the Torino bypass also has 2x3 lanes, but Milano is a far larger agglomeration.
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