view of Monte Morello
|Elevation||934 m (3,064 ft)|
|Location||Florence, Tuscany, Italy|
Monte Morello is the highest mountain (3065 ft.) in the Florentine valley, Italy. It is located to the north-west of Florence and it spreads across the borders of the municipalities of Florence, Vaglia, Sesto Fiorentino and Calenzano.
Monte Morello in literature
|“||Monte Morello : —
February 27, 1882.
Northwest of Florence there is a very noble-looking group of mountains known as Monte Morello. They are only about three thousand feet high, but their steep slopes lead with noble lines from the plain, so that they are grander than numy mountains that labor up to thrice their height above the sea. . . . In times of storm, when the clouds enfold them and their deep ravines are full of abysmal shadows, they seem the veiy abodes of thunder. In the dear day their gray masses rise above the plain, with its crowd of villages and villas, an image of the stem, desolate eternity of space which wraps in this little skim of life and merriment that is borne upon the surface of the worid. ... I know no greater fortune that can be given to a city than the sight of such a nobleness of unchangeable nature. The only thing is that few among its people ever look from its ways up to the throne of the Infinite that stands beyond the gates.
|— Nathaniel Southgate Shaler, The Autobiography of Nathaniel Southgate Shaler, p. 311|
Giorgio Vasari describing the stalactites of the Monte Morello cave
|“||Lupo, where the stalactites are very large; and in Tuscany at the river Elsa, whose water makes them clear so that they look like marble, glass, or artificial crystals. But the most beautiful and curious of all are found behind Monte Morello also in Tuscany, eight miles from Florence.||”|
|— Giorgio Vasari, Vasari on Technique, p.88|