Monte Civrari

The Monte Civrari is a mountain of the Graian Alps, with an elevation of 2,302 m.[1]

Monte Civrari
Punta Imperatoria
Punta Imperatoria.jpg
The summit of Monte Civrari (Punta Imperatoria)
Highest point
Elevation2,302 m (7,552 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Prominence414 m (1,358 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
ListingAlpine mountains 2000-2499 m
Coordinates45°11′31″N 7°19′39″E / 45.1920614°N 07.3275036°E / 45.1920614; 07.3275036Coordinates: 45°11′31″N 7°19′39″E / 45.1920614°N 07.3275036°E / 45.1920614; 07.3275036
Monte Civrari is located in Alps
Monte Civrari
Monte Civrari
Location in the Alps
LocationProvince of Turin, Italy
Parent rangeGraian Alps
Easiest routeHiking from Colle del Colombardo or Niquidetto


The name Civrari means goats’ mountain (from ciavra, the Piedmontese word for goat).[2] There is strong evidence that the area was in the past widely exploited for goat grazing.[3]


SW slopes from Truc Castelletto (Condove)

The Civrari is not an isolated peak but a small massif. Its main summit is named Punta Imperatoria; in the massif are also located Torretta del Prete (2.264 m), Punta della Croce (2.236 m), Monte Rognoso (1.952 m) and, in a wider sense, also the Punte di Costafiorita and Punta Sourela (1.777 m). On the summit of Punta Imperatoria stands a trigpoint of the IGM named Monte Civrari (code 055037).[4]

Punta Imperatoria is located slightly N of the ridge dividing Val Susa from Val di Viù, and stands on the border between the comunes of Viù and Lemie (both in the Metropolitan City of Turin).

SOIUSA classificationEdit

According to the SOIUSA (International Standardized Mountain Subdivision of the Alps) the mountain can be classified in the following way:[5]

  • main part = Western Alps
  • major sector = North Western Alps
  • section = Graian Alps
  • subsection = Southern Graian Alps
  • supergroup = catena Rocciamelone-Charbonel
  • group = gruppo del Rocciamelone
  • subgroup = cresta Lunella-Arpone
  • code = I/B-7.I-A.2.b

Access to the summitEdit

The easiest route for the summit is a footpath starting from Niquidetto or from the Colle del Colombardo, a mountain pass which connects Viù and Condove and can be reached with 4wd vehicles.




  1. ^ Geoportale IGM on
  2. ^ Gallenga, Antonio Napoleone (1856). Storia del Piemonte dai primi tempi alla Pace di Parigi (in Italian). 1. Eredi Botta editore. p. 11.
  3. ^ Clavarino, Luigi (1867). Saggio di corografia: statistica e storica delle Valli di Lanzo (in Italian). Stamperia della Gazzetta del popolo. p. 133.
  4. ^ Punti Geodetici, IGM, on Archived June 5, 2012, at the Wayback Machine (consultato nel marzo 2011)
  5. ^ Marazzi, Sergio (2005). Atlante Orografico delle Alpi. SOIUSA (in Italian). Priuli & Verlucca. p. 134. ISBN 978-88-8068-273-8.

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  Media related to Monte Civrari at Wikimedia Commons