The train journey from Göschenen to Airolo takes less than eight minutes thanks to the Gotthard Tunnel, a feat of engineering built in the early 1880s. The tunnel was made possible by a treaty Switzerland signed with Germany and Italy and the tireless dedication of thousands of workers. Vincenzo Vela's Victims of Labour monument commemorates the hundreds workers who died during the building of the Gotthard Tunnel.
President Cassis is welcomed by representatives of Airolo and Leventina district, who present him with two photographs of the region, and by a delegation from the Canton of Uri.
Airolo (PDF, 1 Page, 260.8 kB, German)
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Acquarossa (PDF, 1 Page, 166.2 kB, German)