Pizzo Forno

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Pizzo Forno
Pizzo forno 25-06-2005.jpg
Pizzo Forno, June 2005
Highest point
Elevation 2,907 m (9,537 ft)
Prominence 253 m (830 ft) [1]
Parent peak Pizzo Campo Tencia
Coordinates 46°25′58.6″N 8°46′36.7″E / 46.432944°N 8.776861°E / 46.432944; 8.776861Coordinates: 46°25′58.6″N 8°46′36.7″E / 46.432944°N 8.776861°E / 46.432944; 8.776861
Pizzo Forno is located in Switzerland
Pizzo Forno
Pizzo Forno
Location in Switzerland
Location Ticino, Switzerland
Parent range Lepontine Alps

Pizzo Forno is a mountain of the Swiss Lepontine Alps, overlooking Chironico in the canton of Ticino. It is to be found between Piumogna Valley, Chironico Valley and Leventina Valley. It is in pyramid form and is separate from Pizzo Campo Tencia in the east. It is visible from the municipalities of Faido, Giornico and Chironico. The north-east face is particularly striking which rises nearly 1,500 metres from the Piumogna Valley - this face is best viewed from the village of Gribbio.

The rock is soft and is subject to frequent landslides. It is famous for its distene and staurolite crystals and for having given the surname Forni which is now common throughout the Leventina region.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Bocchetta di Staletto (2,654 m).

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