Officially the third highest mountain pass in the Alps the Stelvio Pass is a stunning road with the wall of 48 switchback turns running up its north face – it really is a true sight to behold.

Top Gear has claimed that the Stelvio Pass is the best driving road in the world. (skip to 8 minutes into the video link)

It’s not the most beautiful, but certainly one of the most dramatic mountain passes to drive in the European Alps.

Jethro Bovingdon, Car and Driver’s European correspondent, drives the Ferrari 458 Spider one of Italy’s most famous roads – the Stelvio Pass.