Sermoneta, on the foothills of the Monti Lepini, visible in the background. The Agro Pontino is out of sight at the foot of the hill in the foreground.
|Etymology||Ancient tribal name|
|Native name||Monti Lepini|
|Parent range||Apennine Mountains, Volsci Chain|
|Orogeny||Southern Apenninic Orogeny|
|Period||Messinian of Miocene, Pliocene-Pleistocene|
|Type of rock||limestone karst|
The range borders to the north with the Colli Albani, to the east with the Ciociaria, to the south with the Monti Ausoni and to the west with the Pontinian Plain. The highest peak is the Monte Semprevisa (1,536 m).
The most striking natural feature is the Gardens of Ninfa. There are also numerous grottoes, including some of the most significant in central Italy. The wildlife of the mountains includes peregrine falcons, griffons and Apennine wolves.
- Ardito, Stefano (1999). A piedi nel Lazio. Subiaco.