Stretching from the southern slopes of the Alps down into the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy is a mountainous peninsula in southern Europe. Along with its Mediterranean islands, Italy is the tenth-largest country on the continent and home to some of its top mountaineering and trekking destinations.
Famous Mountains in Italy
From the centre of Sicily up to the northern border with Switzerland, Italy is home to a number of different mountain ranges and subranges. Without a doubt, the Alps are the most famous with iconic mountain peaks stretching from the Slovenian border to the western flank of Monte Bianco (Mont Blanc).
However, Monte Rosa is easily one of the most popular destinations for all types of outdoors enthusiasts. At 4,634 metres (15,203 feet) in elevation, the massif is the second highest peak in the Alps and boats a variety of different routes for climbing, hiking and skiing to the top of the mountain.
Other popular expeditions in Italy are:
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