The 2,208 hectares of land divided between the Provinces of Belluno and Trento make up the Marmolada system, known as the Queen of the Dolomites. This system includes the highest peaks in the whole region, among them Punta Penìa, at 3,343m above sea level, the highest mountain in the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site, making this system unique for the beauty of its landscape.

Separated from the Sella chain by the Cordevole and Avisio valleys and bounded to the South by the Biois mountain stream and the river Rio San Pellegrino, the Marmolada chain marches on toward the West in the shape of Cima di Costabella, the Monzoni chain and Monte Vallaccia. The system can be divided into two sections, the southern section with Cime d’Ombretta (3,011m), Sasso Vernale (3,058m) and Sasso di Valfredda (3,009m). The highest peaks, Punta Penìa, Punta Rocca (3,309m), Monte Serauta (3,218m), Gran Vernel (3,210m) and Piccolo Vernel (3,098m) are in the northern section.

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