Southern Flank of Monte Piana
|Elevation||2,324 m (7,625 ft)|
|Prominence||440 metres (1,440 ft)|
|Location||South Tyrol and Province of Belluno, Italy|
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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