Punta La Marmora
|Punta La Marmora|
Summit of Punta La Marmora seen from Bruncu Spina
|Elevation||1,834 m (6,017 ft) |
|Easiest route||Hiking from Bruncu Spina|
Name[change | change source]
The mountain is named after Alberto della Marmora, an Italian geographer and naturalist who described the island in two works: Voyage en Sardaigne (1826) and Itinéraire de l'île de Sardaigne (1860).
Geography[change | change source]
The Punta La Marmorea is in the communes of Desulo and Arzana (province of Nuoro), in the Barbagia mountain area of inner Sardinia. With its summit at an elevation of 1,834 m (6,017 ft), it is the highest peak on the Sardinia island.
Near Punta La Marmorea, there are other high mountains as Bruncu Spina that, with an elevation of 1,829 m (6,001 ft), is the second highest point of Sardinia. They are part of the Gennargentu National Park.
Climate[change | change source]
The wind on the summit can reach up to 100 kilometres per hour (62 mph).
Hiking[change | change source]
The summit is reached by hiking. The easiest route is from the Bruncu Spina mountain where there are ski lifts to get to the top; from there, it is easy to get to the five highest summits of Sardinia, including Punta La Marmora.
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References[change | change source]
- "Punta la Marmora, Italy". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
- "Alberto della Marmora" (PDF) (in Italian). Sardegna Cultura. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
- "I monti del Gennargentu" (PDF) (in Italian). Sardegna Turismo. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
- Arrigoni, Pier Virgilio (1988). "Chapter 11: Area culminale del Gennargentu". In Camarda, Ignazio; Andrea, Cossu (eds.). Biotopi di Sardegna. Guida a dodici aree di rilevante interesse botanico (PDF). Sassari: Carlo Delfino Editore. pp. 267–286. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
- "Punta la Marmora". Summitpost.org. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
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