Mauria Pass

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Mauria Pass
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Mauria Pass
Location of Mauria Pass
Elevation 1,298 m (4,259 ft)
Location Veneto/Friuli, Italy
Coordinates 46°27′16″N12°30′48″E / 46.4544°N 12.5133°E / 46.4544; 12.5133 Coordinates: 46°27′16″N12°30′48″E / 46.4544°N 12.5133°E / 46.4544; 12.5133

The Mauria Pass (Italian : Passo della Mauria) (1298 m) is a high mountain pass between the regions of Veneto and Friuli in Italy. It connects Lorenzago di Cadore in Veneto and Forni di sopra in Friuli. The pass road, the SS 52, has a maximum grade of 10%. Normally, the pass is open year-round. At the summit, there is a restaurant. Although this is an important east-west artery, the pass road is quite narrow. Near the pass to the south is the source of the Tagliamento.

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