Brescia and Garda Prealps

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Brescia and Garda Prealps
Prealpi Bresciane e Gardesane
Brescia and Garda Prealps (section nr.30) within Eastern Alps
Brescia and Garda Prealps (section nr.30) within Eastern Alps
Highest point
Peak Monte Cadria
Elevation 2,254 m (7,395 ft)
Coordinates 45°56′23″N 10°41′50″E / 45.93972°N 10.69722°E / 45.93972; 10.69722Coordinates: 45°56′23″N 10°41′50″E / 45.93972°N 10.69722°E / 45.93972; 10.69722
Country Italy
Region Lombardy, Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province Brescia, Verona and Trento
Parent range Alps
Borders on Bergamasque Alps and Prealps, Southern Rhaetian Alps and Venetian Prealps
Orogeny Alpine orogeny
Type of rock Sedimentary rocks[1]

The Brescia and Garda Prealps (Prealpi Bresciane e Gardesane in Italian) are a mountain range in the southern part of the Alps. They are located mainly in Lombardy but also in Trentino Alto Adige and in Veneto, in the northern part of Italy.


Administratively the range is divided between the Italian provinces of Trento (in the Region of Trentino Alto Adige), Verona (in the Region of Veneto) and Brescia (in the Region of Lombardy).

The easternmost slopes of the mountains are drained by the Adige, the central ande western part of the range by Chiese, Sarca, 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]


Brescia and Garda Prealps' borders are (clockwise):


The Brescia and Garda Prealps are subdivided into two subsections:[2]

which are separated by the Valle Sabbia.

These subsections are further divided in supergroups:

  • Brescia Prealps:
    • supergroup Catena Setteventi-Muffetto-Guglielmo - SOIUSA code:II/C-30.I-A,[3]
    • supergroup Catena Dosso Alto-Monte Palo - SOIUSA code:II/C-30.I-B;[4]
  • Garda Prealps:
    • supergroup Prealpi Giudicarie - SOIUSA code:II/C-30.II-A,
    • supergroup Prealpi Gardesane Sud-occidentali - SOIUSA code:II/C-30.II-B,
    • supergroup Prealpi Gardesane Orientali - SOIUSA code:II/C-30.II-C.


The chief summits of the range are:

Name metres feet
Monte Cadria 2,254 7,393
Monte Baldo 2,218 7,275
Monte Colombine 2,215 7,265
Monte Bondone 2,160 7,084
Monte Tofino 2,151 7,057
Monte Altissimo 2,127 6,976
Dosso Alto 2,065 6,773
Monte Muffetto 2,060 6,756
Monte Caplone 1,977 6,550
Monte Tombea 1,976 6,481
Monte Tremalzo 1,975 6,478
Monte Guglielmo 1,957 6,419
Monte Pizzocolo 1,582 5,189
Monte Manos 1,517 4,976
Monte Stino 1,466 4,808
Monte Vesta 1,400 4,592


  1. ^ VV. AA. (1999). Lombardia : esclusa Milano (in Italian). Touring Club Italiano. p. 37. 
  2. ^ a b Marazzi, Sergio (2005). Atlante Orografico delle Alpi. SOIUSA (in Italian). Priuli & Verlucca. ISBN 978-88-8068-273-8. 
  3. ^ Also referred as Catena Bresciana Occidentale.
  4. ^ Also referred as Catena Bresciana Orientale.