Monte Velino is a mountain (2,487 m) in the province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, central Italy, part of the Abruzzo Apennines. Located nearby the boundary with Lazio, between the Fucino plain and the Aterno, Salto and Velino rivers' valleys, it is the highest peak in the sub-chain known as Velino-Sirente, the highest point in the Tiber basin, and the third highest peak in the whole Apennines.
The massif is included in the Sirente-Velino Regional Park. It is characterized by a rough and desertic appearance, although specialized vegetation is widespread. Fauna includes Italian wolf and wild boar.
There's a hiking trail (T2) leading to the summit. Monte Velino is one of the 2 peaks along the Capo Pezza - Monte Velino.
The nearest mountain hut is Rifugio Capanna di Sevice located 1 943m/6 374ft NW of the summit.
By elevation Monte Velino is
# 27 out of 18682 in the Apennines # 11 out of 1148 in L'Aquila # 27 out of 1706 in Abruzzo # 1 out of 132 in Sirente Velino Regional Park
By prominence Monte Velino is
# 9 out of 18682 in the Apennines # 3 out of 1148 in L'Aquila # 38 out of 42694 in Italy # 4 out of 1706 in Abruzzo # 1 out of 132 in Sirente Velino Regional Park
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