The Stelvio Pass at 2757m is the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps, and the second highest in the Alps, slightly below the Col de l'Iseran 2770m.
The pass is located in the Ortler Alps in Italy between Stilfs in South Tyrol and Bormio in the province of Sondrio. It is some 75km from Bolzano and just 200m from the Swiss border. The Umbrail Pass runs northwards from the Stelvio's western ramp. The "Three languages peak" above the pass is so named because this is where the Italian, German and Romansh languages meet. The road connects the Valtellina with the upper Adige valley and Meran.
Location: Stelvio Pass, Italy
Photographer: Martin Skidmore