Monte Galero

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Monte Galero
Monte Galero da ovest a sin colle san bernardo.jpg
Elevation 1,708 m (5,604 ft)[1]
Monte Galero is located in Alps
Monte Galero
Monte Galero
Location in the Alps
Location Liguria / Piedmont, Italy
Range Ligurian Alps
Coordinates 44°09′22″N 8°00′55″E / 44.15611°N 8.01528°E / 44.15611; 8.01528Coordinates: 44°09′22″N 8°00′55″E / 44.15611°N 8.01528°E / 44.15611; 8.01528

Monte Galero is a mountain in Liguria, northern Italy, part of the Alps. It is located in the provinces of Savona and Cuneo. It lies at an altitude of 1708 metres.

SOIUSA classification[edit]

According to the SOIUSA (International Standardized Mountain Subdivision of the Alps) the mountain can be classified in the following way:[2]

  • main part = Western Alps
  • major sector = South Western Alps
  • section = Ligurian Alps
  • subsection = Prealpi Liguri
  • supergroup = Catena Settepani-Carmo-Armetta
  • group = Gruppo Galero-Armetta
  • subgroup = Costiera Galero-Armetta
  • code = I/A-1.I-A.3.a


The mountain is accessible by off-road mountain paths and is crossed by the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri, a long-distance trail from Ventimiglia (province of Imperia) to Bolano (province of La Spezia).[3]

Nature conservation[edit]

The mountain and its surrounding area are part of a SIC (Site of Community Importance) called Monte Galero (code: IT1323920).[4]


  1. ^ Monte Galero, Italy, on (access: July 2015)
  2. ^ Marazzi, Sergio (2005). Atlante Orografico delle Alpi. SOIUSA (in Italian). Priuli & Verlucca. ISBN 978-88-8068-273-8. 
  3. ^ "Alta via dei monti liguri - Melogno". Associazione Alta Via dei Monti Liguri. Retrieved 2015-04-29. 
  4. ^ Bollettino Ufficiale Regione Liguria nr.13 of 15-7-2009; the Ligurian SIC list is on-line at (access: July 2015)

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