Mountains with the prominence higher than 1,500 meters are called Ultra prominent or, simply, Ultra. Below you may find the list of 22 Ultra mountains in Italy.
While every mountain here is a highlight, we would like to say a couple of words about some of them.
Unesco World Heritage Site, Sicily high-point mount Etna kicks off the list. Being the highest mountain on a sea island Etna’s prominence is the same as it’s elevation 3,323m.
With the rotating cablecar going from Garda Lake to the very top of Monte Baldo it might be the easiest Ultra available. Breathtaking views guaranteed.
Antelao is an Ultra mountain in the Dolomites, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. The mountain is often referred to as the King of the Dolomites.
Italian region of Lombardy is often overshadowed by noble neighbours of Aosta, Piedmont, Trentino-Alto Adige, but it has something to offer to its mountain enthusiasts. 3 Ultra mountains could be found here! At an elevation of 3,558m Cima Presanella is the highest Ultra in Lombardy.
If we don’t take into account cablecars then Grigna might be the easiest Ultra in Italy and it is less than one hour from Milan. Famous Rifugio Brioschi at the very top offers delicious Italian cuisine.
Another Ultra from the Dolomites is Marmolada. Interestingly, this one is often referred to as the Queen of the Dolomites. Make sure you see the King and the Queen when you are hiking in the Dolomites!
Ortler is another member of Alpine nobility. In German the mountain is commonly referred to as "König Ortler" (King Ortler).