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Old 06.05.2008, 15:42
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Re: Driving via Gotthard tunnel - never again!

We've just come back from a few days in Italy, near Genova. We left at 4.30 am on thursday morning so had no problems going through the Gotthard and no problems around Milano either. We came back on sunday afternoon, leaving at 2.30 pm. We knew that Milano and the Gotthard would be awful. So we went via Alessandria and up to the Simplon pass. Not much traffic on the autostrada; no problems over the Simplon pass and the way home from there is very easy via the loetschberg tunnel. It took about 1 hour longer than if we had gone the Milano/Gotthard route, assuming no traffic hold ups. I'm so glad we didn't bother with the Gotthard on the way back!
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