Monte Velino

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Monte Velino
Le vette sorelle del Monte Velino 17 febbraio 2012.JPG
The peaks of mount Velino
Highest point
Elevation 2,487 m (8,159 ft)
Coordinates 42°09′N 13°22′E / 42.150°N 13.367°E / 42.150; 13.367
Monte Velino is located in Italy
Monte Velino
Monte Velino
Location in Italy
Location Abruzzo, Italy
Parent range Central Appennines

Monte Velino is a mountain (2,487 m) in the province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, central Italy, part of the Abruzzo Apennines. Located nearby the boundary with Lazio, between the Fucino plain and the Aterno, Salto and Velino rivers' valleys, it is the highest peak in the sub-chain known as Velino-Sirente, the highest point in the Tiber basin, and the third highest peak in the whole Apennines.

The massif is included in the Sirente-Velino Regional Park. It is characterized by a rough and desertic appearance, although specialized vegetation is widespread. Fauna includes Italian wolf and wild boar.

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