I would have expected you to offer an alternative travel route to include a tunnel – no water torture involved and keeps you out of the sun? A further benefit – Keeps a lot of Italians (and Aussies ?) employed ! It might not be as scenic but then you might discover all manner of interesting artefacts or geological formations.
Previous comment was from me not Sarah! I edited her blog and now it’s coming up as mine. I forgot to change it.Julie