Monte Rosa is the largest mountain range in the Alps, the second highest after Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Switzerland, Piedmont and the second highest in Italy, as well as the one with the highest average altitude (there belong 9 of the top 20 highest peaks of the Alpine chain), and is placed in the sector of the north-western Alps along the confne between Italy and Switzerland. There are seven valleys that arise from Monte Rosa:

in Italy
Valtournenche (Valdostan side)
Val d’Ayas (Valdostan side)
Valle del Lys (Valdostan side)
Valsesia (Piedmont side)
Valle Anzasca (Piedmont side)

in Svizzera:
Mattertal (Zermatt side)
Saastal (Saas-Almagell side).

  • Distance from the viewpoint: 60 Km
  • Main mountain range: Alps of Monte Rosa (in the Pennine Alps)
  • Highest peak: Punta Dufour (4,634 m a.s.l.)
  • Main massifs: Breithorn -Lyskamm – Massif Monte Rosa – Group of Cima Jazzi