Strada della Forra

Useful Information

Location: Strada della Forra, SP 38, Pieve.
On the Western Gardesana (SS 45 bis) near Limone sul Garda.
(45.774120, 10.766001)
Open: no restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: GorgeGorge
Light: n/a
Dimension: L=9.1 km.
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: yes
Address: Pro Loco Tremosine, Piazza G. Marconi, 1, 25010 Tremosine sul Garda (BS), Tel: +39-0365-953185.
Tourist office, Tel: +39-0365-953185. E-mail:
Town Hall, Tel: +39-0365-915811. E-mail:
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1908-1913 road built.
18-MAY-1913 road inaugurated.


Strada della Forra is said to be the most beautiful panoramic road on Lake Garda. It was used as a backdrop for the James Bond movie Quantum of Solace. At the same time it is the narrow gorge of the Brasa river, which has cut deep into the limestone, hence the name, as forra means gorge in Italian. So this is a spectacular road in a gorge, and some parts of the roads use natural caves in the gorge as road tunnel. There are even stalactites and stalagmites and one cave is transformed into a sort of chapel, obviously to provide celestial help for the motorists.

The gorge and road is located in the municipality Tremosine sul Garda and connects the better known Gardesana road and the village Pieve. There are traffic lights on both ends, so the road is used one way, as it is actually a single lane road. With very low traffic it might be possible to wait at a wider section, but those time are long gone. Today the road has one way traffic upwards during summer between 10 and 19.

The road was designed by Arturo Cozzaglio from Tremosine. He was self-taught, an engineer without a degree, hydrologist and geologist. It was built between 1908 and 1913.

"The eighth wonder of the World"
Winston Churchill