Stelvio Pass


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The Stelvio Pass is a mountain pass in northern Italy, at an elevation of 2757m above sea level. It is the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps, and the second highest in the Alps, just 13m below France s Col de l Iseran (2770m).LocationThe pass is located in the Ortler Alps in Italy between Stilfl Italian) in South Tyrol and Bormio in the province of Sondrio. It is about 75km from Bolzano and a mere 200 m from the Swiss border. The Umbrail Pass runs northwards from the Stelvio s western ramp, and tee Languages Preisprachenspitze) above the pass is so named because this is where the Italian, German, and Romansh languages meet.