Monte Tamaro

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Monte Tamaro
Highest point
Elevation 1,962 m (6,437 ft)
Prominence 1,408 m (4,619 ft) [1]
Isolation 13.3 km (8.3 mi) [2]
Coordinates 46°06′14.1″N 8°51′57.7″E / 46.103917°N 8.866028°E / 46.103917; 8.866028Coordinates: 46°06′14.1″N 8°51′57.7″E / 46.103917°N 8.866028°E / 46.103917; 8.866028
Monte Tamaro is located in Switzerland
Monte Tamaro
Monte Tamaro
Location in Switzerland
Location Ticino, Switzerland
Parent range Lugano Prealps
Easiest route Aerial tramway and trail to the summit

Monte Tamaro is a mountain of the Lugano Prealps, overlooking Lake Maggiore in the Swiss canton of Ticino. Reaching a height of 1,962 metres above sea level, it is the highest summit of the chain located between Lake Maggiore and Lake Lugano, which also includes Monte Lema. It is also the most prominent summit of the canton.

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 = North Western Alps
  • section = Lugano Prealps
  • subsection = Prealpi Varesine
  • supergroup = Catena Tamaro-Gambarogno-Lema
  • group = Gruppo del Tamaro
  • subgroup = Massiccio del Tamaro
  • code = I/B-11.II-A.1.a

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Monte Ceneri Pass (554 m).
  2. ^ Retrieved from Google Earth. The nearest point of higher elevation is south of the Cima dell'Uomo.
  3. ^ Marazzi, Sergio (2005). Atlante Orografico delle Alpi. SOIUSA (in Italian). Priuli & Verlucca. ISBN 978-88-8068-273-8. 
Near-360° panorama from the summit of Monte Tamaro. From Locarno on the left, going via Lugano to the italian part of the Lago Maggiore.
Panorama from the summit of Monte Tamaro.

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