Bergamasque Alps and Prealps

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Bergamasque Alps and Prealps
Alpi e Prealpi Bergamasche
Coca dal redorta.JPG
Highest point
PeakPizzo Coca
Elevation3,050 m (10,010 ft)
Coordinates46°47′10″N 10°00′42″E / 46.78611°N 10.01167°E / 46.78611; 10.01167Coordinates: 46°47′10″N 10°00′42″E / 46.78611°N 10.01167°E / 46.78611; 10.01167
SOIUSA-Alpi Orientali-sezione29.png
Bergamasque Alps and Prealps (section nr.29) within Eastern Alps
ProvinceBergamo, Sondrio, Lecco, Brescia
Parent rangeAlps
Borders on
OrogenyAlpine orogeny
Type of rockSedimentary rocks, especially in the southernmost area[1]

The Bergamasque Alps and Prealps (Alpi e Prealpi Bergamasche in Italian) are a mountain range in the southern part of the Alps. They are located in Lombardy, in the northern part of Italy.


Administratively the range belongs to the Italian province of Bergamo and, marginally, to the provinces of Sondrio, Lecco and Brescia.

The western slopes of the mountains are drained by the Adda, the central and western part of the range by Oglio and other minor rivers and streams, all of them tributaries of the Po .

SOIUSA classification[edit]

According to SOIUSA (International Standardized Mountain Subdivision of the Alps) the mountain range is an Alpine section, classified in the following way:[2]


Bergamasque Alps and Prealps' borders are (clockwise):


The Bergamasque Alps and Prealps are subdivided in two subsections:[2]

which are divided by some secondary valleys of Val Brembana, Val Seriana and Val Camonica: Valsassina, Valtorta, Val Secca, Valcanale, Val Nembo, Val di Scalve and Val Paisco.

Notable summits[edit]

Monte Resegone, in the Bergamasque Prealps

Some notable summits of the range are:

Name metres feet
Pizzo Coca 3,050 10,007
Corno Stella 2,620 8,596
Pizzo Recastello 2,886 9,475
Monte Legnone 2,609 8,563
Pizzo Tre Signori 2,554 8,379
Pizzo Arera 2,512 8,241
Presolana 2,511 8,239
Pizzo Camino 2,492 8,224
Grigna 2,410 7,907
Monte Resegone 1,875 6,155
Canto Alto 1,146 3,760


  1. ^ VV. AA. (2002). Bergamo e provincia (in Italian). Touring Club Italiano. p. 19.
  2. ^ a b Marazzi, Sergio (2005). Atlante Orografico delle Alpi. SOIUSA (in Italian). Priuli & Verlucca. ISBN 978-88-8068-273-8.