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Italian Peninsula and Islands

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointEtna (3323 m/10,902 ft)
CountriesItaly (96%), France (4%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area223,040 sq km / 86,116 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent1,072 km / 666 mi North-South
902 km / 560 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long41° 32' N; 13° 12' E
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Map of Italian Peninsula and Islands
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Italian Peninsula and Islands.
EuropeLevel 1 (Parent)
         Scandinavia-European ArcticLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Northwest EuropeLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Iberian PeninsulaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         AlpsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Italian Peninsula and IslandsLevel 2
                 AppeninesLevel 3 (Child)
                 Western ItalyLevel 3 (Child)
                 Tyrrhennian IslandsLevel 3 (Child)
                 SicilyLevel 3 (Child)
         Eastern Europe RangesLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Balkan PeninsulaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Ural MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Caucasus MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Italian Peninsula and Islands

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Etna332310,902Sicily
2.Corno Grande29129554Appenines
3.Corno Grande-Vetta Orientale29039524Appenines
4.Corno Grande-Vetta Centrale28939491Appenines
5.Corno Grande-Torrione Cambi28759432Appenines
6.Pizzi Deneri28479341Sicily
7.Monte Amaro27939163Appenines
8.Monte Acquaviva27378980Appenines
9.Monte Cinto27068878Tyrrhennian Islands
10.Corno Grande-Anticima Nord alla Vetta Orientale27008858Appenines
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Etna332310,902Sicily
2.Corno Grande29129554Appenines
3.Monte Cinto27068878Tyrrhennian Islands
4.Monte Viglio21567073Western Italy



Photos of Peaks in the Italian Peninsula and Islands

Monte Amaro
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Monte Amaro, highest point of Majella massif, surrounded by low clouds (2014-08-01). Photo by Graziano Coppa.
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Monte Vettore
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South face of Monte Vettore as seen from Pretare (2014-05-21). Photo by Graziano Coppa.
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Monte Cavallo
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Monte Cavallo as seen from Sella Acquaviva (2014-08-01). Photo by Graziano Coppa.
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Monte Porrara
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Graziano Coppa on the top of Monte Porrara and its unusual cloud formations (2013-07-30). Photo by Graziano Coppa.
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Vesuvius
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Vesuvius from Pompeii (2008-08-17). Photo by Peter Stone.
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