Monte Velino

Monte Velino is a mountain (2,487 m) in the province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, central Italy, part of the Abruzzo Apennines. Located nearby the boundary with Lazio, between the Fucino plain and the Aterno, Salto and Velino rivers' valleys, it is the highest peak in the sub-chain known as Velino-Sirente, the highest point in the Tiber basin, and the third highest peak in the whole Apennines.

Monte Velino
The peaks of mount Velino
Highest point
Elevation2,487 m (8,159 ft)
Prominence1,385 metres (4,544 ft)
Coordinates42°09′N 13°22′E
Geography
Monte Velino
Location in Italy
LocationAbruzzo, Italy
Parent rangeCentral Apennines

The massif is included in the Sirente-Velino Regional Park. It is characterized by a rough and desertic appearance, although specialized vegetation is widespread. Fauna includes Italian wolf and wild boar.

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