Bergamasque Prealps

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Bergamasque Prealps
Prealpi Bergamasche
Monte Concarena - Valle Camonica (Foto Luca Giarelli).jpg
Mount Concarena - view from Naquane Val Camonica
Highest point
Peak Mount Concarena
Elevation 2,549 m (8,363 ft)
Coordinates 46°00′00″N 10°16′46″E / 46.00000°N 10.27944°E / 46.00000; 10.27944Coordinates: 46°00′00″N 10°16′46″E / 46.00000°N 10.27944°E / 46.00000; 10.27944
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Bergamo, Lecco, Brescia
Parent range Bergamasque Alps and Prealps
Borders on Bergamo Alps, Lugano Prealps, Brescia and Garda Prealps and Po plain
Orogeny Alpine orogeny
Type of rock Sedimentary rocks[1]

The Bergamasque Prealps (Italian: Prealpi Bergamasche) are a mountain range within the Alps. The range is located in Lombardy, in the north of Italy.


Administratively the range belongs to the Italian province of Bergamo and, to a lesser extent, to the provinces of 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 subsection, classified in the following way:[2]


The Bergamo Prealps stretch between Lake Como (west) and Lake Iseo (east). They are separated from the Bergamo Alps (north) 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. Towards south they end with the Po plain.


The Bergamasque Prealps are subdivided into three supergroups:[2]

  • Catena Campelli-Resegone-Grigne (or Prealpi Bergamasche Occidentali) - SOIUSA code: II/C-29.II-A,
  • Catena Arera-Alben (or Prealpi Bergamasche Centrali) - SOIUSA code: II/C-29.II-B,
  • Catena Presolana-Pora-Concarena (or Prealpi Bergamasche Orientali) - SOIUSA code: II/C-29.II-C.

Notable summits[edit]

Monte Resegone, in the western part of the range

Some notable summits of the range are:

Name metres
Concarena 2,549
Presolana 2,521
Pizzo Arera 2,512
Pizzo Camino 2,492
Grigna 2,410
Monte Resegone 1,875
Monte Pora 1,880
Canto Alto 1,146

See also[edit]



  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.