Peloritani


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Peloritani

 

a mountain massif in Italy, in northeastern Sicily. There are elevations to 1,374 m. The mountains, which are composed primarily of gneisses and crystalline schists, are an extension of the Southern Apennines. The steep slopes are strongly dissected by river canyons. The region is very seismic and is bordered on the southwest by the Etna volcano. The slopes are covered with Mediterranean shrubbery and forests.

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The day after our epic Stromboli climb, we took an early ferry to Sicily, landing at Milazzo from where we drove to Novara di Sicilia to start our walk to the top of Rocca di Novara in the Peloritani mountains, known as the Matterhorn of Sicily.
Palazzo, "Some Observations on the Road Network Through the Peloritani Region, North-Eastern Sicily," in Proceedings of the 15th Symposium on the Mediterranean Archaeology - SOMA 2011, p.
The Vascular Flora of the Taormina Region (Peloritani Mountains--Northeast Sicily).
The endemic vascular flora of Peloritani Mountains (NE Sicily): Plant functional traits and phytogeographical relationships in the most isolated and fragmentary micro-plate of the Alpine orogeny.
This raises the intriguing likelihood that the panel contains a 'portrait' of the delta (on which St Augustine stands), the monastery of Sta Mafia di Gesu, Superiore at the foot of the Valletta della Giostra, and the Peloritani hills rising behind.
It has been found in the Pyrenees and Cantabrian Mountains in Spain (Garcia-Lopez and Sanz-Lopez, 2002b; Garcia-Lopez et al., 2002); in the Armorican Massif in France (Bultynck and Morzadec, 1979); in the Peloritani Mountains in Sicily (Italy) (Navas-Parejo pers.
This species has been found in the Pyrenees and Cantabrian Mountains in Spain (Garcia-Lopez et al., 2002); in the Armorican Massif in France (Bultynck, 1989); in Frankenwald in Germany (Al-Rawi, 1977); in the Peloritani Mountains in Sicily (Italy) (Navas-Parejo pers.
Guarino, R.--1998--La vegetazione dei Monti Peloritani (Sicilia nord-orientale)--Mem.