Monti Cimini

The Monti Cimini, in English: Cimini Hills, are a range of densely wooded volcanic hills approximately 56 km (35 mi) north-west of Rome. They are part of the Antiapennine range, facing the Apennines main range towards the Tyrrhenian Sea. They are situated in the centre of Tuscia Viterbese, the highest point at Mount Cimino, 1,053 m (3,455 ft) above sea level. Lake Vico, a volcanic crater lake, is situated in the hills.

Monti Cimini
The Mount Fogliano and Lake Vico.
Elevation1,053 metres (3,455 ft)
Geography
Parent rangeAntiapennine
Geology
Age of rock1.35-0.94 myr
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Caldera
Lava dome
Last eruptionPleistocene

The vegetation is predominantly beech forestation. The area is renowned for its hot springs, renaissance villas and Etruscan ruins.

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