Monte Galero

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Monte Galero
Monte Galero da ovest a sin colle san bernardo.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 1,708 m (5,604 ft) [1]
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 located in Alps
Monte Galero
Monte Galero
Location in the Alps
Location Liguria / Piedmont, Italy
Parent range Ligurian Alps

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 and, after Monte Armetta, is the second highest summit of the Ligurian Prealps.[2]

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 = 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).[4]

Nature conservation[edit]

The mountain and its surrounding area are part of a SIC (Site of Community Importance) called Monte Galero (code: IT1323920).[5]


  1. ^ Monte Galero, Italy, on (access: July 2015)
  2. ^ "1A1 Prealpi LIGURI". Club Alpino Italiano of Liguria, Piedmont and Aosta Valley. Retrieved 2016-01-19. 
  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 - Melogno". Associazione Alta Via dei Monti Liguri. Retrieved 2015-04-29. 
  5. ^ 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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