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Monte Beigua

Monte Beigua
The peak of Mount Beigua
Elevation 1,287 m (4,222 ft)
Location
Location Liguria, Italy
Range Ligurian Apennines
Coordinates

44°26′00″N 08°33′55″E / 44.43333°N 8.56528°E / 44.43333; 8.56528

Monte Beigua (also in Ligurian: Monte Peigoa) is a mountain in the Ligurian Apennines in Liguria, northern Italy, between the two communes of Varazze and Sassello. It is included in the eponymous Regional Park, and, at 1,287 m is the highest peak in the so-called Gruppo del Beigua including Monte Grosso (1,265 m), Monte Ermetta (1,267 m) and Bric Veciri (1,263).

It has been hypothized that it was a sacred mountain to the Liguri tribe living here in pre-Roman times, together with the Mont Bégo and Monte Sagro. The upper part of the mount houses transmission antennas used by RAI (Italian state television) and other private networks.

Sources

  • Parco Naturale Regional del Beigua (Italian) (English) (German) (French)

External links

  • Monte Beigua peak webcam


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