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Driving to Livigno

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Driving to Livigno

If you are driving from Milan to Livigno be careful what route you take. On the maps there are some routes that look like short cuts but the passes are either shut in winter or close at particular times during the day.

The best route from Milan is Milan - Tirano - Bormio - to the Foscango Pass - follow signs to Livigno. You have to give yourself about 5 hours excluding any stops for lunch etc. Here is what is said on one of the tourist information pages:

From Milan, at the exit of the highway, enter the State Route 36 Milan-Lecco-Colico, entirely with two roadways, end continuing with the State Route 38 “dello Stelvio” until Tirano (165 km). From there the road continues to Bormio (207 km) and to Livigno (237 km).

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1. Re: Driving to Livigno

State routes in Italian are called strade statale and are marked on signposts as SS. So SS36 or whatever.

For a detailed route planner have a look at www.viamichelin.com

It will give you all sorts of options ranging from motorway routes to smaller roads.

If you are arriving at Bergamo airport, and you enter Bergamo-Livigno, it will give you the road via St Moritz and then you have the tunnel etc to negotiate. The tunnel has quite strict opening and closing times and so best avoided as it is often very long queues as well especially at weekends.

I feel it's better to do 2 routes on the via michelin. Enter Bergamo-Sondrio and then Sondrio- Livigno.

We normally do it in just over 3 and a half hours.

Useless point of information here:

Just before entering Livigno you will pass Trepalle--------3 balls is the translation-----don't know if it tells you something about the local population!!!

Anyway, for those of you who like useless info-----it's Italy's smallest comune.

There you go today's new question for your trivial pursuits!!!

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