Monte Antola

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Monte Antola
Antola Est.JPG
Highest point
Elevation 1,597 m (5,240 ft) [1]
Coordinates 44°34′28″N 09°08′59″E / 44.57444°N 9.14972°E / 44.57444; 9.14972Coordinates: 44°34′28″N 09°08′59″E / 44.57444°N 9.14972°E / 44.57444; 9.14972
Geography
Monte Antola is located in Italy
Monte Antola
Monte Antola
Italy
Location Liguria and Piemonte, Italy
Parent range Ligurian Appennines

Monte Antola (in Ligurian munte Antua) is a mountain in Liguria, northern Italy, part of the Ligurian Appennines.

Geography[edit]

The mountain is located between the provinces of Genoa and Alessandria. It lies at an altitude of 1597 metres.[2] Close to the summit is located the Rifugio Parco Antola, a mountain hut built by the Ente Parco and managed by the Club Alpino Italiano. It can accommodate up to 32 hikers or alpinists.[3]

Access to the summit[edit]

Several foothpaths meet on mount Antola starting from the surrounding valleys. Among them can be cited:

  • the route from Bavastrelli (Propata), which reaches the summit in a couple of hours passing near the new mountain hut built by the natural park;
  • the route from Caprile, another village of Propata municipality, which after the saddle near Monte delle Tre Croci reaches the summit following the Po Valley/Ligurian Sea water divide. It takes around 2.30 hours' walking;
  • the route from Crocefieschi, through the Incisa pass, demanding more than 4 hours of walk;
  • the route from Torriglia through monte Carmo (around 3 hours).[4]

Conservation[edit]

The southern side of the mountain since 1989 is included in the Parco naturale regionale dell'Antola.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1:25.000 map of IGM, see www.pcn.minambiente.it
  2. ^ a b L'Area Protetta, web-page on www.parks.it
  3. ^ "Rifugio Parco Antola". www.rifugioantola.com. Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  4. ^ Stefano Ardito (2006). Guida al Parco Naturale Regionale dell'Antola (in Italian). Erredì Grafiche Editoriali. ISBN 88-95023-00-5. 

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