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Monte Vettore: photos, description (Monte Vettore)

Monte Vettore is a mountain located on the border of the Italian regions Umbria and Marche. It is part of the mountain range of the Sibillini mountains and is part of the national Park of Monti Sibillini. Today, this top is highly popular among fans of mountaineering and climbing - its conquest depart from the town of Norcia in Umbria, or from Ascoli Piceno in Marche.

Just below the summit of Monte Vettore in a small closed valley at an altitude of 1940 meters above sea level is lake Lago di Pilato, the waters of which, according to legend, was buried by none other than the repentant Pontius Pilate. According to another local legend, in these mountains of mythical prophetess sibyl of the Apennines was doomed by God to eternal wandering in expectation of the day of judgment for what did not recognize the humble Jewish virgin Mother of God and rebelled. The peak of Monte Vettore, surrounded by reddish cliffs was recognized as a crown Regina Sibylla.

Another Christian legend says that she dwelt in the underworld, the entrance to which was in a cave in the mountains of Norcia. Located next to a small lake fed by the water from this cave, and it is believed that anyone who stays there longer than a year, will become immortal and ageless and will forever feast.

The locals revered her as the good fairy, whose entourage from time to time descended from the mountains to the villages and taught the girls to sew and spin, and the girl allegedly danced saltarello with the most beautiful guys. Before dawn the prophet and his entourage had to return back to the cave, because otherwise they again become mere mortals. It is said that once during the holiday fairy lost track of time and did not notice the approaching dawn. Throwing himself into the mountains, they began to climb Monte Vettore in a hurry and literally crumbled a few rocks into small pieces. Fortunately, the fairies had to return to the cave before the sun rose, and remained from them a long talus with debris of rocks is still called the fairy Trail - the sentiero delle Fate.