The Variante di Valico: a building achievement that has made history
The Variante di Valico, or mountain pass deviation improves life for anyone who has to take the A1 motorway between Bologna and Florence. This new section is about 3 km shorter, and allows travellers to shorten their journey by around 15 minutes and to avoid the congestion that normally builds up between Barberino di Mugello and Ronco Bilaccio. The project was completed after a thirty-year wait for building permission, amidst new legislation and red tape. It is also a ground-breaking achievement not only for CMB, but for Italy as a whole.