Monte Piana

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Monte Piana
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Southern Flank of Monte Piana
Highest point
Elevation 2,324 m (7,625 ft)
Prominence 440 metres (1,440 ft)
Coordinates 46°36′55″N 12°14′45″E / 46.61528°N 12.24583°E / 46.61528; 12.24583Coordinates: 46°36′55″N 12°14′45″E / 46.61528°N 12.24583°E / 46.61528; 12.24583
Geography
Monte Piana is located in Alps
Monte Piana
Monte Piana
Location in the Alps
Location South Tyrol and Province of Belluno, Italy
Parent range Dolomites

The Monte Piana is a 2,324 meter tall mountain in the Sexten Dolomites and located on the border between the provinces of South Tyrol and Belluno. The smaller Northern summit of the mountain is named Monte Piano (2,305m).

During World War I the mountain was hotly contested between the Austrian and Italian Armies. The Austrians had occupied the Northern summit Monte Piano, while the Southern summit Monte Piana was in Italian hands. Today many remnants of the fierce fighting can still be found on both summits.

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