Monday, October 6, 2008

Monte Catria

The Monte Catria is a mountain in the central Apennines. It represents the highest part of the northern sector of the Appennino Umbro-Marchigiano range. It was also mentioned in the Divine Comedy that the giant 18m (60 feet) high cross, weighing 16 tonnes, was first built at the top in 1901 but destroyed by a storm in 1907. It was rebuilt in the 1960s. There is also a ski lift and the latest was built as recently as 2006. There is run all the way back to the village from the top when snow conditions are good, but the lift served terrain is at the top. The highest peak of Monte Catria is at 1,702 metres (5,584 ft) above sea level. It is a massif of limestone rocks dating to some 200 million years ago. Historically, it marked the boundary between the Exarchate of Ravenna and the Duchy of Spoleto.


5 comments:

nahj12 October 6, 2008 at 8:11 AM  

ganda talga dyan sis.. ampunin mo nalang ako.. hahahha

Meia October 6, 2008 at 4:41 PM  

parang ang lamig ng hangin sa pictures. :)

R-yo October 6, 2008 at 6:54 PM  

wow! ansarap sigurong akyatin niyan!

Filthy room October 6, 2008 at 8:59 PM  

wow! very nice photographs!!!! xlinks? good day!

alex October 6, 2008 at 9:30 PM  

beautiful picture as always!!!

so peaceful...