Venetian Prealps

The Venetian Prealps (Prealpi Venete in Italian) are a mountain range in the south-eastern part of the Alps. They are located in Triveneto, in the north-eastern part of Italy.

Venetian Prealps
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Monti Lessini in winter
Highest point
PeakCol Nudo
Elevation2,472 m (8,110 ft)
Coordinates46°13′44″N 12°24′05″E / 46.22889°N 12.40139°E / 46.22889; 12.40139Coordinates: 46°13′44″N 12°24′05″E / 46.22889°N 12.40139°E / 46.22889; 12.40139
Native namePrealpi Venete (Italian)
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Venetian prealps (section nr.32) within Eastern Alps
RegionVeneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
ProvinceTrento, Verona, Vicenza, Treviso, Belluno and Pordenone
Parent rangeAlps
Borders onBrescia and Garda Prealps, Dolomites, Carnic and Gailtal Alps and Venetian Plain
OrogenyAlpine orogeny


Administratively the range is divided between the Italian provinces of Trento (in the Region of Trentino Alto Adige), Verona, Vicenza, Treviso, Belluno (in the Region of Veneto) and Pordenone (in the Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia).

The Venetian Prealps are drained by the rivers Adige, Brenta, Piave and other minor rivers and streams, all of them tributaries of the Adriatic sea.


Northern slopes of Col Nudo

The chief summits of the Venetian prealps are:

Name metres feet
Col Nudo 2,472 8,110
Cima Dodici 2,341 7,680
Cima Portule 2,310 7,578
Gruppo della Carega - Cima Carega 2,259 7,411
Cima Palon 2,232 7,322
Catena delle Tre Croci - Monte Zevola 1,976 6,483
Monte Campomolon 1,853 6,079
Monte Grappa 1,775 5,823
Col Visentin 1,764 5,787


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