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I am travelling from Milan, Italy to Zurich, Switzerland and would like to drive, but I'm not sure how difficult the drive would be. Would someone be able to describe what it's like - the terrain, road, bends and so on?

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"How hard" is subjective unless you tell us from what aspect exactly? –  MeNoTalk Jul 23 '13 at 4:35
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Also, there is a part of your question missing, as far as I can see... –  Bernhard Jul 23 '13 at 6:01
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This is, for a 3+ hour drive, pretty much as easy as it can get.

It's a drive 100% over Italian and swiss highways. It is also pretty much one straight line north - on the same road, with only one single fork in the road. If you print out a google navigation beforehand and stick to the road, you basically cannot do anything wrong.

If you are willing for some sightseeing, a 1.5 hour detour and if the weather is nice, you might want to not go through the Gotthard tunnel but take the pass road instead. You can make 2 detours to the Lago di Lucendro and the Göscheneralp. Those are 2 really spectacular glacier lakes on top framed in high mountains.

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Don't forget that you need a "vignette" for driving on Swiss highways. –  Bernhard Jul 23 '13 at 7:57
    
And the routes involve quite long road tunnels, such as the Gotthard (+- 16 km) or the San Bernardino ( +- 7 km). Note so nice if you are claustrophobic. –  PERSONA NON GRATA Jul 23 '13 at 17:21
    
@Bernhard What is a vignette ? –  Simon Sep 12 '13 at 11:22
    
@Simon en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vignette_(road_tax) –  Bernhard Sep 12 '13 at 11:30
    
@Bernhard Thanks for that. –  Simon Sep 12 '13 at 11:34
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