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Monte Gelbison

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Elevation  1,705 m
Mountain range  Lucan Subappennines
Province  Province of Salerno
Parent range  Lucan Subappennines
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Location  Cilento, Province of Salerno, Campania, Italy.
Similar  Cervati, Monte Stella, Bulgheria, Terminio, Monte Pruno

Gelbison is a mountain in the Lucan Subappennines range of the Apennine Mountains system, with an elevation of 1,705 metres (5,594 ft). It is located in the southern Cilento region of the Province of Salerno, in the Campania region, of southern Italy.

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Map of Monte Gelbison, 84060 Novi Velia, Province of Salerno, Italy

The mountain is within the Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park.

Geography

Monte Gelbison is included in the commune of Novi Velia. The western part of the mountain includes several other communes, such as Vallo della Lucania, and ends at the southern Cilentan Coast in the Tyrrhenian Sea .

History

At its top is the sanctuary of Madonna del Monte Sacro, with a tall cross which is illuminated by night. The sanctuary perhaps occupies the site an ancient temple of the Oenotrians, dedicated to a deity later identified with Hera.

The name derives from a Saracen medieval presence, since it comes from the Arabic "Mount of the Idol", perhaps referring to the ancient sanctuary.

References

Monte Gelbison Wikipedia


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