Monte Colombano

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Monte Colombano
Monte colombano (visto dalla quota 1620 a sud del punto culminante).jpg
The summit of Monte Colombano
Highest point
Elevation 1,658 m (5,440 ft) [1][2]
Prominence 346 m (1,135 ft) [1]
Coordinates 45°11′58″N 07°23′53″E / 45.19944°N 7.39806°E / 45.19944; 7.39806Coordinates: 45°11′58″N 07°23′53″E / 45.19944°N 7.39806°E / 45.19944; 7.39806
Monte Colombano is located in Alps
Monte Colombano
Monte Colombano
Location in the Alps
Location Province of Turin, Italy
Parent range Graian Alps
Easiest route From Colle Lunella

Monte Colombano (in Piedmontese mont Colombon ) is a mountain in the Alpi di Lanzo, a sub-group of the Graian Alps, with an elevation of 1,658 m.


The mountain is located between the Val Casternone, the Val di Viù and the Ceronda valley and is the tripoint in which the communes of Viù, Varisella and Val della Torre (all in the Metropolitan City of Turin) meet.

SOIUSA classification[edit]

According to the SOIUSA (International Standardized Mountain Subdivision of the Alps) the mountain can be classified in the following way:[3]

  • main part = Western Alps
  • major sector = North Western Alps
  • section = Graian Alps
  • subsection = Southern Graian Alps
  • supergroup = catena Rocciamelone-Charbonel
  • group = gruppo del Rocciamelone
  • subgroup = cresta Lunella-Arpone
  • code = I/B-7.I-A.2.b

Access to the summit[edit]

The summit's cairn

The easiest route for the summit is a footpath starting from colle Lunella (which connects Viù and Val della Torre) and follows the SW face of the mountain.


  • Italian official cartography (Istituto Geografico Militare - IGM); on-line version:
  • Istituto Geografico Centrale: Carta dei sentieri e dei rifugi 1:50.000 scale n.2 Valli di Lanzo e Moncenisio and 1:25.000 scale n.110 Basse valli di Lanzo


  1. ^ a b Geoportale IGM on
  2. ^ key col: Colle del Lis (1,311  m)
  3. ^ Marazzi, Sergio (2005). Atlante Orografico delle Alpi. SOIUSA (in Italian). Priuli & Verlucca. p. 134. ISBN 978-88-8068-273-8. 

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