Monte Vettore

mountain in Italy

Monte Vettore (Italian: Victor; "victorious") is a mountain on the border between Umbria and the Marche, in Central Italy.

Monte Vettore
Monte Vettore
Monte Vettore viewed from the Marche
Highest point
Elevation2,476 m (8,123 ft) [1]
Prominence1463 [1]
Coordinates42°49′N 13°16′E / 42.817°N 13.267°E / 42.817; 13.267
Monte Vettore is located in Italy
Monte Vettore
Monte Vettore
Location in Italy
LocationMarche, Italy
Parent rangeApennines
Easiest routeHiking

It is the highest mountain in the Marche region and in the province of Ascoli Piceno.


Lago di Pilato

The mountain is part of the Sibillini Mountains (Italian: Monti Sibillini), a mountain group in Italy, part of the central Apennines between eastern Umbria and the Marche. It is in the "Sibillini Mountains National Park" (Italian: Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini).

Below the peak, in a small enclosed U-shaped valley is one lake called the Lago di Pilato, at an altitude of 1,940 m (6,365 ft). Even if it is a small lake (500 m (1,640 ft) in diameter), it is important for biologists; a fresh water shrimp, Chirocephalus marchesonii, is endemic to this lake.

Today climbers reach it from the Umbrian side from Norcia, a town and comune in the province of Perugia (Italy) in southeastern Umbria or, on the Marche side, from Ascoli Piceno.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Monte Vettore, Italy". Retrieved 29 June 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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