Monte Resegone

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Highest point
Elevation 1,875 m (6,152 ft) [1]
Prominence 727 m (2,385 ft)
Coordinates 45°51′30″N 9°28′08″E / 45.85833°N 9.46889°E / 45.85833; 9.46889Coordinates: 45°51′30″N 9°28′08″E / 45.85833°N 9.46889°E / 45.85833; 9.46889
Translation Big Saw (Italian)
Resegone is located in Alps
Location in the Alps
Location Lombardy, Italy
Parent range Bergamasque Prealps
Easiest route Hike/Scramble

Monte Resegone or Resegone di Lecco (also Monte Serrada) is a mountain of the Bergamasque Prealps in Lombardy, northern Italy. It has an elevation of 1,875 m and is located on the border between the provinces of Bergamo and Lecco.


It towers over the city of Lecco and the southern end of Lake Como, the mountain is so named because of its resemblance to a saw (in Lombard resegà means "to saw" [2]) as it has eleven summits of similar height. The highest of these summits, Punta Cermenati, reaches 1,875 m above sea level and towers 1,500m above the valley below.[3] The mountain is popular with both hikers and climbers[4] with many maintained paths and Via ferratas as well as much opportunity for rock climbing on the south and west walls of the northern summits.

Most routes start from the villages of Morterone, Piani d'Erna and Erve and ascend the various canyons that lie between the different summits. Just below the Punta Cermenati at 1,860 meters sits the Luigi Azzoni mountain hut.

Italian author Alessandro Manzoni made Resegone (which he called Monte Serrada) the backdrop for some of the scenes in his novel The Betrothed (in Italian I Promessi sposi).


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