Peloritani Mountains - Sicily
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The Peloritani Mountains are a ring of steep hills that effectively encircle Messina. They extend for 65 km from Messina toward Capo Peloro, along the Ionian coast and west to the Nebrodi. The mountains are best viewed from the straits of Messina and form a fantastic backdrop to the city. The highest peak in this range is Montagna Grande at 1,374 m, but the average height of the peaks are between 800 m and 1000 m, and these are intermingled with ridges, ravines and deep gorges. There are some great viewpoints up here of the Tyrrhenian and Ionian coasts, plus a few old monasteries and sanctuaries to explore and some good woods for both hikers and hunters