Winner’s trip, day 5: Svizzera Italiana

The Gotthard is without doubt the most famous of the Swiss Alp passes. The longest train and auto tunnel in Europa make for a quick transition into the Italian speaking part of Switzerland. A journey, that centuries ago, was adventurous and dangerous as well, but the main sumter trail for the Swiss to reach the markets in Italy.

Mauro Gendotti, veterinarian and president of the Swiss Alp Committee, showed us the old path in the Piottina gorge. A well educated narrator he then lead us to two Alps and a small monastery.

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