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View to old Tremola Mountain Road on the way from St. Gotthard Pass to Airolo in Swiss Canton Ticino.
Tremola Road from St. Gotthard Pass is 16.4km long and is winding down from 2,091m to 1,130m a.s.l.

Many St. Gotthard photos show the old cobblestone paved Tremola Mountain Road in days gone by when it was little more than a pathway and there are also photos of the old horse-drawn post carriage making its way slowly over the steep road. Today one can take a ride in a replica (see the bottom part of the road) of this old coach, complete with driver resplendent in national costume, and enjoy the scenery along with much horn blowing, a taste of days long gone.

Airolo is located in Leventina valley and the Lepontine Alps, on the southern flank of the St. Gotthard Pass (first township after Gotthard Pass).

Both the Gotthard Rail Tunnel, on the important Gotthard Railway linking northern and southern Europe, and the 17km long Gotthard Road Tunnel, on the A2 Motorway, have their southern portal in Airolo.

For Canton Ticino please refer to note attached to one of my previous photographs.

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