June 13, 2001 - Passo di San Boldo, Italy.
Passo di San Boldo (706 m asl) consists of 18 hairpins, of which some of them lie in tunnels. From the north, this pass comes up on you unexpectedly, much like the Maloja Pass in Switzerland when approaching from the east. The road is fairly tame until you reach the other side of the pass, and then, nothing but hairpins. Note the white "STOP" line on the road prior to entering the center tunnel pictured. Traffic lights are spaced a few tunnels apart to avoid traffic jams in the tunnel hairpins. Don't let this discourage you from driving this pass, as it was clear sailing all the way down to the town of Tovena. The road leading to this pass from the north lies between the towns of Belluno and Feltre. While in the area, don't miss out on Passo Brocon which lies on the road from the town of Lamon, Italy.