The Gotthardbahn is a famous rail connection between Italy and Switzerland that runs under the Gotthard Pass. It is also a genuine masterpiece of 19th century engineering with spectacular bridges and many tunnels including five spiral tunnels. It is due to be replaced with the new Gotthard Base Tunnel in 2017 which will be much faster and more efficient but less scenic to say the least.
Here are some of the many sights to be seen making the crossing.
Fantastic! One road trip that I took with my parents through the Gotthard valley and then through the road tunnel was our favorite trip ever due to the breathtaking views. It was perhaps the most perfect October ever, because it seemed like August, and we had great picnics all through the area.
Fumobici, your photos reproduce exactly what we saw in that area.