Foscagno Pass

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Foscagno Pass
Passofoscagno cartello.jpg
Elevation 2,291 m (7,516 ft)
Traversed by SS 301
Location Lombardy, Italy
Range Alps
Coordinates 46°29′42″N 10°12′32″E / 46.495°N 10.209°E / 46.495; 10.209
Foscagno Pass is located in Alps
Foscagno Pass
Foscagno Pass
Location of Foscagno Pass

Foscagno Pass (Italian: Passo di Foscagno, Romansh: Pass da Fus-chagn) (el. 2291 m.) is a high mountain pass in the Alps in the province of Sondrio, northern Italy.[1]

The road (SS 301) connects Bormio in the east and Livigno in the west.

This route also includes the subsidiary Eira Pass (Italian: Passo d'Eira) (2209 m) which lies between the Foscagno Pass and Livigno itself. Here lies the village of Trepalle, part of Livigno municipality, and one of Europe's highest inhabited parishes.

Although both sides of the pass are in the same country, Italy, you are required to pass through customs at the top. This is due to the duty-free status of Livigno.

The pass is located on the main alpine watershed. Water on the north side of the pass flows down into the Inn and Danube, whereas water on the south side flows down into the Adda and Po.

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  1. ^ "Passo di Foscagno". Dangerous Roads - the world's most spectacular roads. Retrieved 28 November 2016.