Monte Cimone

Monte Cimone is the highest mountain in the northern Apennines, of Italy.

Monte Cimone
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Monte Cimone
Highest point
Elevation2,165 m (7,103 ft)[1]
Prominence1,577 m (5,174 ft)[1]
Coordinates44°11′38″N 10°42′05″E / 44.19389°N 10.70139°E / 44.19389; 10.70139Coordinates: 44°11′38″N 10°42′05″E / 44.19389°N 10.70139°E / 44.19389; 10.70139[1]
Monte Cimone is located in Italy
Monte Cimone
Monte Cimone
Location in Italy
LocationEmilia-Romagna, Italy
Parent rangeTuscan-Emilian Apennines
First ascent1569, by count Guidinello Montecuccoli[2]


The mountain has an elevation of 2,165 m and is also the highest point in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy.

It encompasses the comuni of Fiumalbo, Sestola, Fanano and Riolunato in the province of Modena. Its interior houses a military structure; for this reason, during the Cold War, access to the peak was forbidden.

During World War II it was a German radar site and anti-aircraft gun battery. Later it was used as a communications relay site by the U.S. Air Force, until removed in 2008.


It is a frequented winter ski resort. In the resort there are 31 ski trails for a total length of more than 50 km (the longest trail is 3,6 km) served by 26 lifts. Ski season starts usually at the beginning of December (often in the last week end of November) and ends in the middle of April. The resort is composed by six different area (Passo del Lupo, Polle, Cimoncino, Lago Ninfa, Montecreto and Pian del Falco) well-linked by trails and lifts. Famous trails are the no. 9-Nord Funivia (red trail, length 1,9 km), no. 10-Direttissima (black trail, length 1,7 km), no. 17-Sette Fontane (red/black trail, length 2,7 km) and no. 5-Delle Aquile (red-black trail, length 2,7 km). The resort is frequented also by snowboarders as it hosts a large snowpark in Passo del Lupo's area (with a half pipe 85 mt length, woops, two jump rail, three kink box, three box, three C box, four double tube, one triple kink box, one kink, one rainbow box, one triple kink, kicker three-12m, one-16m, one spine 20m 3 box in line 6m), plus two minor snowparks in the areas of Lago Ninfa and Polle.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Europe Ultra-Prominences" Retrieved 2012-02-29.
  2. ^ Paolo Bonasoni, Paolo Cristofanelli and Angela Marinoni. Monte Cimone (PDF). Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche and Parco del Frignano. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-08-18. Retrieved 2016-07-15.

External linksEdit

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