Situated at an altitude of 2.758 m., the Stelvio is Europe’s highest road pass. The original road was built in 1820–25 by the Austrian Empire to connect the former Austrian province of Lombardia with the rest of Austria, covering a climb of 1,871 m (6,138 ft). Since then, the route has changed very little. Its seventy-five hairpin turns look incredible from a distance but while driving them you’ll realize that it’s more of a challenge than fun. For me, as a passenger, it was a wonderful experience, as the scenery is beautiful there. We made a video of the ride down with a camera on my husbands helmet, so you can see a part of this incredible road.