Monte Meta

Monte Meta (or simply La Meta[2]) is a mountain of the Apennine Mountains, in central Italy.

Monte Meta
View from Valle Pagana
Highest point
Elevation2,241 m (7,352 ft)[1]
Coordinates41°41′19.68″N 13°56′23.35″E
Geography
Monte Meta
Location in Italy
LocationMolise, Lazio, Abruzzo - Italy
Parent rangeMonti della Meta
Climbing
Easiest routeHike

Geography

The mountain is part of the Monti della Meta range and lies in the Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise. It includes a tripoint where the Italian regions of Lazio, Abruzzo and Molise meet; concerned comuni are Alfedena (AQ), Picinisco (FR) and Pizzone (IS).[3] The tripoint is located on its western sub-summit, at 2185 m, which is also the highest point of Molise.[2]

Toponymy

More than Monte Meta (masculine) the mountain is usually called in the spoken language la Meta (feminine);[4] it gives the name to the Monti della Meta, an Apennine sub-range.

Access to the summit

Due to an important population of Rupicapra pyrenaica ssp. ornata living on the mountain, the access to the area is strictly regulated in order to reduce disturbance. A single foothpath (named L1) is accessible to hikers during the summer. Also the days of the week for hikes and the number of hikers admitted pro day are fixed, and a previous authorization must be requested to the natural park administration.[5]

See also

Notes

  1. Barnes, Adriano (1987). Abruzzo con lo zaino. Edizioni Mediterranee. p. 155. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  2. "Italy Region High Points". Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  3. Carta 1:25.00, Istituto Geografico Militare (on-line:www.pcn.minambiente.it)
  4. "Sentiero di accesso al Monte Meta". Parco Nazionale Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise. Retrieved 2016-07-16.
  5. "MONTE META A NUMERO CHIUSO DAL 13 AGOSTO AL 5 SETTEMBRE". www.prolocoalfedena.org. Pro Loco di Alfedena. Retrieved 2016-07-16.

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