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Carlo Donegani Historical Museum

Carlo Donegani Historical Museum
Carlo Donegani Historical Museum

The history of Stelvio Pass

Owned by Banca Popolare di Sondrio, boasting the highest bank office in Europe, it is not strictly speaking a historical museum. As a matter of fact, the objects, heirlooms, and evidences creating the history of Stelvio Pass are relatively few. It is rather a museum which, with adequately commented period images and photos, reconstructs the big puzzle of the history of the Pass: The Great War, The Road, and The Events.
An exception is represented, in the middle of the hall, by the reconstruction of a stretch of trench which, despite the limited size, is made with the same stones, the same metal sheets, and the same barbed wire used to build the trenches in the surrounding mountains.
It is dedicated to Carlo Donegani, who planned the road which was built, for military purposes, between 1818 (year of the first surveys) and 1825 (year of its opening), according to the will of the government of Vienna to connect Tyrol with Lombardy.

Passo dello Stelvio - 23030 Bormio (SO)
Tel. +39 0342 904534 - E-mail: donegani@popso.it - www.popso.it/donegani
Opening: from the end of May to the beginning of November (when the road of Stelvio Pass is open)

Municipality: Bormio (SO)  Region: Lombardy


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