Italy Mountains Facts

The Dolomite Mountains in the Italian Alps
The Dolomite Mountains in Italy
Italy is a very mountainous country. In fact, approximately forty percent of the terrain in Italy is classified as mountainous. No discussion on Italy's geography would be complete without information about its mountains. On this page are lists of facts about the mountains in Italy. These facts include why Italy is so mountainous, where the major mountain ranges are, what the tallest mountain in Italy is, and how Italy's mountains played a role in its history. This information is written for both kids and adults.

The two major mountain ranges located in Italy are the Alps and the Apennines. Below we list facts about the Italian Alps followed by facts about the Apennines Mountain range.

Facts about the Italian Alps

Facts about the Apennines Mountain Range