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Monte Vettore
Monte Vettore
Monte Vettore viewed from the Marche
Highest point
Elevation 2,476 m (8,123 ft)
Prominence 1463
Geography
Location Marche, Italy
Parent range Apennines
Climbing
Easiest route Hiking

Monte Vettore (Italian: Victor; "victorious") is a mountain on the border between Umbria and the Marche, in Central Italy.

It is the highest mountain in the Marche region and in the province of Ascoli Piceno.

Geography

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Lago di Pilato

The mountain is part of the Sibillini Mountains (Italian: Monti Sibillini), a mountain group in Italy, part of the central Apennines between eastern Umbria and the Marche. It is in the "Sibillini Mountains National Park" (Italian: Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini).

Below the peak, in a small enclosed U-shaped valley is one lake called the Lago di Pilato, at an altitude of 1,940 m (6,365 ft). Even if it is a small lake (500 m (1,640 ft) in diameter), it is important for biologists; a fresh water shrimp, Chirocephalus marchesonii, is endemic to this lake.

Today climbers reach it from the Umbrian side from Norcia, a town and comune in the province of Perugia (Italy) in southeastern Umbria or, on the Marche side, from Ascoli Piceno.

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