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Cable Car Crossing to Connect Switzerland and Italy within 2 hours

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For the first time in history, people will be reach Italy from Switzerland in two hours, thanks to the ‘Matterhorn Alpine Crossing’. Opened in Switzerland, this is also Europe’s highest cable car crossing. This three string cable car is the highest border crossing in Europe and will ascend over 4000 m, which is the highest altitude difference in Europe.

Europe’s highest cable car crossing to connect Switzerland and Italy within two hours!

Photo courtesy: Switzerland Tourism

For the first time in history, people will be reach Italy from Switzerland in two hours, thanks to the ‘Matterhorn Alpine Crossing’. Opened in Switzerland, this is also Europe’s highest cable car crossing. This three string cable car is the highest border crossing in Europe and will ascend over 4000 m, which is the highest altitude difference in Europe.

This will drastically reduced the travel time between the Matterhorn village Zermatt in Switzerland and Breuil-Cervinia in Italy. The cable car has been started at Testa Grigia station, where interestingly visitors can stand with one foot in Italy and the other in Switzerland!

The new cableway is all set to open up the Valle d’Aosta region for travellers who can visit the spectacular place and explore the pretty houses in typical Walliser (Valaisan) style. People can also enjoy riding, biking, hiking and golfing in the region.

Europe’s highest cable car crossing to connect Switzerland and Italy within two hours!

Photo courtesy: Switzerland Tourism

Talking more about the cable car, there will be 35 luxurious cabins in the gondola. Each will offer stunning panoramic views of the majestic Matterhorn from various perspectives. Also, there will be nine mountain stations where the ride will halt. Among these, five stops will be on the Swiss side and four on the Italian side.

Visitors can buy a one-way ticket with an optional start in Cervinia (Italy) or Zermatt (Switzerland) or a return ticket, making it a day trip.

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