Location: St. Gotthard Pass (Italian: San Gottardo)
Scene: Saint Gotthard's Hospice and Museum
Description: Vintage Enamel Souvenir Travel Bracelet
detail and in excellent condition for its age!
Metal: Sterling Silver
About this Location:St. Gotthard Pass (Italian: San Gottardo) (el. 2108 m.) is a high mountain pass in Switzerland between Airolo in the canton of Ticino, and Göschenen in the canton of Uri, connecting the northern German-speaking part of Switzerland with the Italian-speaking part, along the route onwards to Milan.
Though the pass was locally known in antiquity, it was not generally used until the early 13th century, because it involved fording the turbulent Schöllen, swollen with snowmelt during the early summer, in the narrow steep-sided Schöllenen Gorge (the Schöllenenschlucht), below Andermatt. As early as 1236, it was dedicated to the Bavarian Saint Gotthard of Hildesheim.
Saint Gotthard's Hospice and Museum
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 27 February, 2009.