Monte Frontè

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Monte Frontè
Monte frontè da passo garlenda.png
Monte Frontè from Passo Garlenda
Highest point
Elevation 2,152 m (7,060 ft)
Prominence 132[1][2]
Coordinates 44°03′15″N 7°45′23″E / 44.05417°N 7.75639°E / 44.05417; 7.75639Coordinates: 44°03′15″N 7°45′23″E / 44.05417°N 7.75639°E / 44.05417; 7.75639
Monte Frontè is located in Alps
Monte Frontè
Monte Frontè
Location in the Alps
Location Liguria, Italy
Parent range Ligurian Alps
First ascent ancestral
Easiest route hike

Monte Frontè is a mountain in Liguria, northern Italy, part of the Alps. It is located in the province of province of Imperia. It lies at an altitude of 2152 metres. After Monte Saccarello it is the second highest peak in the Ligurian region.


Monte Frontè is located on the main chain of the Alps between Tanaro, Arroscia and Argentina valleys, and is divided from the neighbouring Cima Garlenda by Passo Frontè (2088 m).

SOIUSA classification[edit]

Madonna statue on the summit

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 = South Western Alps
  • section = Ligurian Alps
  • subsection = Alpi del Marguareis
  • supergroup = Catena del Saccarello
  • group = Gruppo del Monte Saccarello
  • subgroup = Nodo del Monte Saccarello
  • code = I/A-1.II-A.1.a


The mountain is accessible by mountain tracks starting from the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri, a long-distance trail from Ventimiglia (province of Imperia) to Bolano (province of La Spezia).[4]


The southern side of the mountain since 2007 is included in the Parco naturale regionale delle Alpi Liguri.[5]

Mountain huts[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Alpi Marittime e Liguri, map 1:50.000 n.8, Istituto Geografico Centrale (Turin)
  2. ^ Key col: Passo Garlenda (2021  m)
  3. ^ Marazzi, Sergio (2005). Atlante Orografico delle Alpi. SOIUSA (in Italian). Priuli & Verlucca. ISBN 978-88-8068-273-8. 
  4. ^ "Alta via dei monti liguri - 01 - Anello del Saccarello". Associazione Alta Via dei Monti Liguri. Retrieved 2015-06-25. 
  5. ^ Parco Naturale Regionale delle Alpi Liguri,

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