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Sasso San Gottardo, Airolo

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  • Discovered by chance in an excursion departing from the Gotthard pass came back specifically to visit this historic fortress inside the mountain. The entrance is a bit hidden behind the pond, the ticket costs CHF 25 but worth it. We recommend comfortable shoes and to cover because it's cold in some areas. Il Sasso San Gottardo (Sasso from Pigna) is a fortress built during the second world war as a defense. Until 2001 it was secret and only later. Inside there are 2 cable cars (one of them running on which we climb to access the top level of the fortress), cannons and accommodation in perfect condition. Even the presence of numerous movies was interesting. There is also a dedicated area for crystals uncovered on the mountains around the Gotthard the visit takes in our opinion at least three hours. Recommended for those who want to soak in the history.
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  • The place is breathtaking beauty and a little bit of fear, is too high, and the extremely twisty road. Landscape that is in memory. The only drawback is that if you have a tendency to seasickness can be a hindrance. My 5 year old daughter got sick. In this case, go through the tunnel of more than 16 km is a better idea. We did that too, and it's faster but does not have the sights.
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  • We were here in September, end of summer, snow only in the higher parts of the mountain and little, but the landscape, even so, it's worth it. We didn't go through the tunnel. Down the road towards Bellinzona. Very interesting
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  • Would love to have visited, but it was closed when I visited in late october. This means that there are no facilities nearby either.
  • The museum is well worth the visit. The drive up the mountain is thoroughly enjoyable!
  • Well worth driving the pass rather than the tunnel
  • Great views
  • The Reduit from World War 2 is very impressive. First, it is fed by an exhibition. The quartz crystal is worth a visit. Every 30 minutes then travels a funicular to the troop accommodations. The 20 minute film in the dining room is worth a visit. Necessarily warm clothing Pack! It is about 8 degrees Celsius in the mountain.
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