Monte Saccarello

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Monte Saccarello
Mont Saccarel
Vetta del Saccarello.JPG
Highest point
Elevation 2,201 m (7,221 ft) [1]
Prominence 165 m (541 ft) [1][2]
Coordinates 44°03′43″N 7°42′45″E / 44.06194°N 7.71250°E / 44.06194; 7.71250Coordinates: 44°03′43″N 7°42′45″E / 44.06194°N 7.71250°E / 44.06194; 7.71250
Monte Saccarello is located in Alps
Monte Saccarello
Monte Saccarello
Location in the Alps
Location Liguria / Piemonte, Italy -
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Parent range Ligurian Alps
First ascent ancestral
Easiest route dirt road

Monte Saccarello (Italian) or Mont Saccarel (French) is a mountain located on the French-Italian border between Liguria, Piemonte and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.


The mountain up to World War II was totally belonging to Italy but, following the Paris Peace Treaties, signed on February 1947, is now shared between Italy and France.[3]


The Redemptor's statue

The mountain belongs to the Ligurian Alps; located on the main chain of the Alps, is the maximum elevation in the Italian region of Liguria.

On a sub-peak of the mountain stands a huge bronze statue of Jesus Christ built in 1901.

From its north-eastern slopes rises the Tanaro.

SOIUSA classification[edit]

According to the SOIUSA (International Standardized Mountain Subdivision of the Alps) the mountain can be classified in the following way:[4]

  • main part = Western Alps
  • major sector = South Western Alps
  • section = Ligurian Alps
  • subsection = Alpi del Marguareis
  • supergroup = Catena del Saccarello
  • group = Gruppo del Monte Saccarello
  • subgroup = Nodo del Monte Saccarello
  • code = I/A-1.II-A.1.a


The eastern side of the mountain is gentle and grassy while the western one is a rocky and very steep.


The mountain is accessible by mountain paths and is reached by the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri, a long-distance trail from Ventimiglia (province of Imperia) to Bolano (province of La Spezia).[5]

Mountain huts[edit]


The Ligurian side of the mountain since 2007 is included in the Parco naturale regionale delle Alpi Liguri.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Alpi Marittime e Liguri, 1:50.000 map n.8, Istituto Geografico Centrale (Turin)
  2. ^ Key col: Passo Basera (2036  m)
  3. ^ Trattato di pace tra Italia ed Alleati, treaty text on (access-date: 2016-02-06)
  4. ^ Marazzi, Sergio (2005). Atlante Orografico delle Alpi. SOIUSA (in Italian). Priuli & Verlucca. ISBN 978-88-8068-273-8. 
  5. ^ IM / 01 - Anello del Saccarello, web page on (access: July 29, 2015)
  6. ^ Parco Naturale Regionale delle Alpi Liguri,

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