Monte Gottero

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Monte Gottero
height 1639  m slm
location Liguria and Emilia-Romagna , Italy
Mountains Ligurian Apennines
Coordinates 44 ° 21 '47 "  N , 9 ° 40' 43"  E Coordinates: 44 ° 21 '47 "  N , 9 ° 40' 43"  E
Monte Gottero (Italy)
Monte Gottero

The Monte Gottero is a mountain in the northern Italian regions of Liguria and Emilia-Romagna . It belongs to the eastern section of the Ligurian Apennines and reaches an altitude of 1639 meters. Not far from the summit in a south-easterly direction is the triangle of the regions Liguria, Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany .

The summit of Monte Gottero belongs to the mountain group of the same name, which is bounded in the northwest by Passo Centocroci (between the provinces of Parma and La Spezia ) and in the east by Passo del Brattello (between the provinces of Parma and Massa-Carrara ). The central section of the mountain group is constantly over 1300 meters.

The bottom of Monte Gottero is shaped by sandstone . On the northern slope one can still make out traces of a former glacier ; the southern slope, on the other hand, is characterized by a steeper gradient and the presence of sandstone rocks. The vegetation consists largely of beeches and in the lower altitudes also of chestnuts and oak trees . Occasionally there are coniferous woods . The summit, however, is free and covered by a meadow.

The massif dominates the central section of the Val di Vara and is crossed by the Ligurian High Trail . The long-distance hiking trail connects the summit with the Passo di Cento Croci in the northwest, the Passo dei Due Santi in the east and Foce di Adelano in the southeast. Other hiking trails can be found on the southern and northern slopes of Monte Gottero.

At the top there is a trigonometric point of the Military Geographic Institute in Florence , an iron cross that was donated in 1933 by the residents of the municipality of Albareto , and a memorial plaque for the partisans who fought against the Wehrmacht in 1944 in the “Battle of Gottero” . From the mountain top, the Tyrrhenian Sea with Corsica , the Maritime Alps and the Ligurian Arc in the west, the Alps in the north and the Tuscan Apennines in the east can be seen in the south.