Monte Vettore viewed from the Marche
|Elevation||2,476 m (8,123 ft) |
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.