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Monte Petroso
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Monte Petroso

 
Monte Petroso

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Abruzzo, Italy, Europe

Lat/Lon: 41.73000°N / 13.94970°E

Object Title: Monte Petroso

Activities: Hiking

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Elevation: 7378 ft / 2249 m

 

Page By: pippo52

Created/Edited: Sep 27, 2003 / Sep 29, 2010

Object ID: 151911

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Overview



 
Monte Petroso seen from Lago...
 


Monte Petroso (mt 2249) is the highest mountain of the National Park of Abruzzo in Central Italy.
It is in the zone of integral protection.
Petroso is a very beautiful rocky mountain . Its summit is between Forca Resuni and Monte Altare.
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Monte Petroso seen from Lago...
 


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The long ridge, that from the quota 2171, N of the peak, are pushed toward South, contains, in his oriental slope, the ample glacial basin of the Val Cupella. In the low part of the valley is the small Lago Vivo.

 
Going out the wood we reach...
 








 
The ridge from Monte Altare...
 









Abruzzo National Park

Mountains of the Abruzzi Park
 



Abruzzo National Park Abruzzo – Italy’s first national park – was established in 1922 in an attempt to preserve a microcosm of the unique but rapidly diminishing environment that is typical of the Apennine chain. Three main massifs shape the park’s outline with its southern zone extending into the regions of Latium and Molise. High peaks include Monte Petroso (2,249m), Monte Marsicano (2,245m) and La Meta (2,242m). Nowadays, the park covers 500 sq km – two thirds of which are covered by forests.

A wealth of trees Centuries old beech woods, mixed with Turkey oaks and Austrian pines form most of the forests, with maple, mountain ash, fir, yew, laburnum, hazel, wild pear, wild cherry and apple trees also present. Species dominant in the Ice Age – silver birch and mountain pine – can also be found. Woods of black pine are at Villetta Barrea and the Camosciara Reserve, while poplars, willows and alders fringe the riverbanks.
 
camosci d Abruzzo
 

 
 chiare fresche dolci acque ...
 


The park’s main river – the high-level Sangro – rises near the Passo del Diavolo in the north, and flows through the park to the artificial basin of Lake Barrea. Alpine flora, including gentians and edelweiss, is present above 2,000m. In spring and summer, the meadows, valleys and woodlands are carpeted by wildflowers such as violets, peonies, forget-me-nots, columbines and two endemic species – the Marsican iris and lady’s-slipper.

Native species Several successful initiatives have been undertaken to reintroduce native species that were, until recently, diminishing in numbers. This glorious landscape is home to the Marsican brown bear,
 
Marsican bear
 

Abruzzo chamois, Apennine wolves, red deer and roe deer. Rarer species such as otters, wildcats and Apennine lynx, as well as badgers, pine martens, polecats, squirrels and dormice are present in the park, but are rarely seen by visitors.

Getting There

 
Civitella Alfedena Village near Monte Petroso
 



From Naples take the Autoroute A1. At Caianello leave the A1. Direction Venafro. After 30 Km take direction Roccaraso. In Castel di Sangro take direction Pescasseroli.
After 25 Km you are in Civitella Alfedena (1107 mt)
Park the car.
Take the path (I1) for Val Di Rose and go!
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The village of Civitella...
 

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Main road of the village....
 

Red Tape

Watching  the bear
 
Monte Petroso is Integral Reserve so it is close all the year.
It is possible to go to the Rifugio Forca Resuni (1952 mt) but, in the good season (spring, summer), only guided by Park Rangers.
You can see there a lot of chamoises, deer and sign of the presence of the bear

When To Climb

See Red Tape section.
During the winter the ascent is not very easy. The ridge is iced so a rope can be useful


IMPORTANT!
Soccorso Alpino Abruzzo al numero verde: 800258239

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Monte Petroso NorthEast Face....
 


 
The Rocky NorthEast Wall of...
 

Camping

 
Monte Petroso Camping near Barrea
 



Camping isn't allowed in the Park outside the camping area. There is a camping area in Civitella Alfedena.

Camping La Genziana

camping colleciglio

Local Meteo

Meteo di Barrea

Meteo di Civitella Alfedena





Soccorso Alpino S.O.S.

CORPO NAZIONALE SOCCORSO ALPINO ABRUZZO S.O.S.
Via Nazionale - Civitella Alfedena (AQ)
Cell. 360.821810


Books

A Piedi in Abruzzo - voll. 1 e 2, di S. Ardito - Ed. ITER Subiaco
Guida agli Altipiani Maggiori d'Abruzzo, a cura di S. Ardito - CARSA Edizioni
Guida ai Monti d'Abruzzo, a cura di S. Ardito - CARSA Edizioni
A Piedi nel Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, di S. Ardito - Ed. ITER Subiaco
Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo - Guida illustrata, di R. Braganza e S. Liberti - Ed. Arte Della Stampa
Appennino bianco - S. Ardito E Ercolani Ed. ITER Subiaco
Appennino Centrale Guida dei Monti d'Italia C. Landi Vittorj Ed CAI - TCI

Apennines 2000

Thanks to Chandra

The highest mountains in the regions of:
Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Lazio, Marche, Molise, Toscana and Umbria
(only main peaks)

mountain name - elevation - mountain range - location (region)

1. Corno Grande2912 m (9554 ft) Gran Sasso - Abruzzo
2. Monte Amaro2793 m (9164 ft) Majella - Abruzzo
3. Monte Acquaviva 2737 m (8980 ft) Majella - Abruzzo
4. Monte Sant' Angelo 2669 m (8757 ft) Majella - Abruzzo
5. Corno Piccolo 2655 m (8711 ft) Gran Sasso - Abruzzo
6. Monte Macellaro 2646 m (8682 ft) Majella - Abruzzo
7. Pizzo d'Intermesoli 2635 m (8645 ft) Gran Sasso - Abruzzo
8. Monte Corvo 2623 m (8606 ft) Gran Sasso - Abruzzo
9. Cima delle Murelle 2596 m (8517 ft) Majella - Abruzzo
10. Monte Camicia 2564 m (8412 ft) Gran Sasso - Abruzzo
11. Monte Prena 2561 m (8403 ft) Gran Sasso - Abruzzo
12. Pizzo Cefalone 2533 m (8311 ft) Gran Sasso - Abruzzo
13. Monte Aquila 2495 m (8186 ft) Gran Sasso - Abruzzo
14. Monte Velino 2487 m (8160 ft) Velino-Sirente - Abruzzo
15. Monte Vettore 2476 m (8124 ft) Monti Sibillini - Marche
16. Monte Gorzano 2458 m (8065 ft) Monti della Laga - Abruzzo/Lazio
17. Cima del Redentore 2448 m (8032 ft) Monti Sibillini - Marche/Umbria
18. Cima Lepri 2445 m (8022 ft) Monti della Laga - Abruzzo/Lazio
19. Le Malecoste 2444 m (8019 ft) Gran Sasso - Abruzzo
20. Pizzo di Cafornia 2424 m (7953 ft) Velino-Sirente - Abruzzo
21. Monte Portella 2422 m (7825 ft) Gran Sasso - Abruzzo
22. Pizzo di Sevo 2419 m (7937 ft) Monti della Laga - Abuzzo/Lazio
23. Pizzo di Moscio 2411 m (7910 ft) Monti della Laga - Abruzzo/Lazio
24. Monte Brancastello 2385 m (7825 ft) Gran Sasso - Abruzzo
25. Monte di Sevice 2355 m (7727 ft) Velino-Sirente - Abruzzo
26. Monte Sirente 2349 m (7707 ft) Velino-Sirente - Abruzzo
27. Pizzo di Camarda 2332 m (7651 ft) Gran Sasso - Abruzzo
27. Monte Priora 2332 m (7651 ft) Monti Sibillini - Marche
29. Monte Greco2285 m (7497 ft) Monti Marsicani - Abruzzo
30. Costone Orientale 2271 m (7451 ft) Velino-Sirente - Abruzzo
31. Serra Dolcedorme 2267 m (7438 ft) Pollino - Calabria
32. Pizzo Berro 2259 m (7412 ft) Monti Sibillini - Marche
32. Il Martellese 2259 m (7412 ft) Majella - Abruzzo
34. Serra Rocca Chiarano 2256 m (7402 ft) Monti Marsicani - Abruzzo
35. Monte Marsicano 2253 m (7366 ft) Monti Marsicani - Abruzzo
36. Monte Petroso2249 m (7379 ft) Monti Marsicani - Abruzzo
37. Monte Pollino 2248 m (7376 ft) Pollino - Basilicata/Calabria
38. Punta Trento 2243 m (7359 ft) Velino-Sirente - Abruzzo
39. Monte Meta 2242 m (7356 ft) Monti Marsicani - Abruzzo/Lazio
40. Monte della Scindarella 2233 m (7326 ft) Gran Sasso - Abruzzo
41. Monte Porche 2233 m (7326 ft) Monti Sibillini - Marche
42. Punta Trieste 2230 m (7317 ft) Velino-Sirente - Abruzzo
43. Cima Vallelunga 2221 m (7287 ft) Monti Sibillini - Marche
44. La Magnola 2220 m (7284 ft) Velino-Sirente - Abruzzo
45. Monte Terminillo 2216 m (7271 ft) Monti Reatini - Lazio
46. Monte Ienca 2208 m (7244 ft) Gran Sasso - Abruzzo
46. Serra della Terratta 2208 m (7244 ft) Monti Marsicani - Abruzzo
48. Monte Ocre 2204 m (7231 ft) Velino-Sirente - Abruzzo
49. Monte Argentella 2200 m (7218 ft) Monti Sibillini - Marche/Umbria
50. Monte Tartaro 2191 m (7189 ft) Monti Marsicani - Abruzzo
51. Muro Lungo 2184 m (7166 ft) Velino-Sirente - Abruzzo/Lazio
52. Costa della Tavola 2182 m (7159 ft) Velino-Sirente - Abruzzo
52. Monte della Corte 2182 m (7159 ft) Monti Marsicani - Abruzzo
54. Serra del Prete 2181 m (7156 ft) Pollino - Basilicata/Calabria
55. Monte Genzana 2176 m (7139 ft) Monti Marsicani - Abruzzo
56. Monte Puzzillo 2174 m (7133 ft) Velino-Sirente - Abruzzo
57. Monte Sibilla 2173 m (7130 ft) Monti Sibillini - Marche
58. Monte Bove Sud 2169 m (7116 ft) Monti Sibillini - Marche
59. Monte Cimone 2165 m (7103 ft) Appennino Tosco-Emiliano - Emilia-Romagna
60. Monte a Mare 2160 m (7087 ft) Monti Marsicani - Lazio/Molise
61. Monte Viglio 2156 m (7074 ft) Monti Simbruini - Abruzzo/Lazio
62. Monte di Mezzo 2155 m (7071 ft) Monti della Laga - Abruzzo/Lazio
63. Monte Argatone 2149 m (7051 ft) Monti Marsicani - Abruzzo
64. Monte Cefalone 2142 m (7028 ft) Velino-Sirente - Abruzzo
65. Monte Morrone 2141 m (7025 ft) Velino-Sirente - Lazio
66. Toppe del Tesoro 2140 m (7021 ft) Monti Marsicani - Abruzzo
67. Monte Porrara 2137 m (7011 ft) Majella - Abruzzo
68. Monte San Franco 2132 m (6995 ft) Gran Sasso - Abruzzo
69. Monte Rotella 2129 m (6985 ft) Monti Marsicani - Abruzzo
70. Serra delle Ciavole 2127 m (6979 ft) Pollino - Basilicata/Calabria
71. Monte Cusna 2121 m (6959 ft) Appennino Tosco-Emiliano - Emilia-Romagna
72. Monte Bove Nord 2112 m (6929 ft) Monti Sibillini - Marche
73. La Metuccia 2105 m (6907 ft) Monti Marsicani - Lazio/Molise
74. Monte Rotondo 2102 m (6897 ft) Monti Sibillini - Marche
75. Monte Capraro 2100 m (6890 ft) Monti Marsicani - Abruzzo
76. Pizzo Tre Vescovi 2092 m (6864 ft) Monti Sibillini - Marche
77. Monte di Cambio 2081 m (6828 ft) Monti Reatini - Lazio
78. Monte Iamiccio 2074 m (6805 ft) Monti Marsicani - Abruzzo
79. Macera della Morte 2073 m (6802 ft) Monti della Laga - Abruzzo/Lazio/Marche
80. La Torricella 2071 m (6795 ft) Velino-Sirente - Abruzzo
81. Monte del Passeggio 2064 m (6772 ft) Monti Simbruini - Abruzzo/Lazio
82. Monte Rotondo 2062 m (6765 ft) Velino-Sirente - Abruzzo
83. Monte Morrone 2061 m (6762 ft) Majella - Abruzzo
84. Monte Bellaveduta 2061 m (6762 ft) Monti Marsicani - Abruzzo
85. Monte Prado 2054 m (6739 ft) Appennino Tosco-Emiliano - Emilia-Romagna/Toscana
86. Serra di Crispo 2053 m (6736 ft) Pollino - Basilicata
87. Monte Miletto 2050 m (6726 ft) Monti del Matese - Campania/Molise
88. Monte Orsello 2046 m (6713 ft) Velino-Sirente - Abruzzo
89. Pizzo Deta 2041 m (6697 ft) Monti Simbruini - Lazio
90. Monte Cavallo 2039 m (6690 ft) Monti Marsicani - Lazio
91. Monte Forcellone 2030m (6660 ft)Monti Marsicani - Abruzzo/Lazio
92. Monte Mare 2020 m (6628 ft) Monti Marsicani - Lazio/Molise
93. Alpe di Succiso 2017 m (6618 ft) Appennino Tosco-Emiliano - Emilia-Romagna
94. Monte Elefante 2015 m (6611 ft) Monti Reatini - Lazio
95. Monte Cotento 2014 m (6608 ft) Monti Simbruini - Lazio
96. Monte Palombo 2013 m (6605 ft) Monti Marsicani - Abruzzo
97. Monte Godi 2011 m (6598 ft) Monti Marsicani - Abruzzo
98. Monte del Papa 2005 m (6578 ft) Monte Sirino - Basilicata
99. Monte Ginepro 2004 m (6575 ft) Monti Simbruini - Abruzzo/Lazio
100. Monte Cornacchia 2003 m (6572 ft) Monti Marsicani - Abruzzo/Lazio
101. Monte Cava 2000 m (6562 ft) Velino-Sirente - Abruzzo

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