The range includes the next highest elevation mountain summits of Sicily after Mount Etna. The highest peak of the range is Pizzo Carbonara at 1,979 metres (6,493 ft), followed by neighboring Pizzo Antenna at 1,977 metres (6,486 ft).
Madonie Regional Natural Park
The mountains were safeguarded in 1989 by the formation of the Madonie Regional Natural Park, a regional natural park.
Within the park area there are outcrops of rocks which have been dated over a 200-million-year period and represent all aspects of the geology of Sicily apart from present day volcanic activity. There is a wide range of fossils present within the mountains' rocks. Buildings made from these rocks in the Madonie's towns often show visible fossils.
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