Monte Velino

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Monte Velino
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Elevation 2,487 m (8,159 ft)
Location
Location Abruzzo, Italy
Range Central Appennines
Coordinates 42°09′N 13°22′E / 42.150°N 13.367°E / 42.150; 13.367

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.

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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