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Northern side of Presolana in winter.
Highest point
Elevation 2,521 m (8,271 ft) [1]
Prominence 725 [2]
Coordinates 45°54′N 10°01′E / 45.900°N 10.017°E / 45.900; 10.017Coordinates: 45°54′N 10°01′E / 45.900°N 10.017°E / 45.900; 10.017
Presolana is located in Alps
Location in the Alps
Location Lombardy, Italy
Parent range Bergamasque Prealps
First ascent 3 October 1870, by Carlo Medici, Federico Frizzoni and Antonio Curò

Presolana (Italian: Pizzo della Presolana) is a mountain located in Lombardy, northern Italy, about 35 km north of Bergamo.


Part of the Bergamasque Prealps, it is included in the province of Bergamo, and divides the Val Seriana and Valle di Scalve.

The top of the mountain is called Presolana Occidentale (Western Presolana) and has a maximum altitude of 2,521 m above sea level.

SOIUSA classification[edit]

According to the SOIUSA (International Standardized Mountain Subdivision of the Alps) the mountain can be classified in the following way:[3]


Presolana is notable as it is one of the few mountain in Lombardy composed of a limestone rock similar to dolomite.


  1. ^ Italian official cartography (Istituto Geografico Militare - IGM); on-line version:
  2. ^ "Pizzo della Presolana - peakbagger". Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Marazzi, Sergio (2005). Atlante Orografico delle Alpi. SOIUSA (in Italian). Priuli & Verlucca. ISBN 978-88-8068-273-8.