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The Monte Piana
is a 2,324 tall mountain in the Sexten Dolomites
The Sexten Dolomites are a mountain range and a nature reserve in South Tyrol, Italy. The nature park was renamed in 2010 to Drei Zinnen Nature Park.- External links :*...
and located on the border between the provinces of South Tyrol
South Tyrol , also known by its Italian name Alto Adige, is an autonomous province in northern Italy. It is one of the two autonomous provinces that make up the autonomous region of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol. The province has an area of and a total population of more than 500,000 inhabitants...
TheThe Province of Belluno is a province in the Veneto region of Italy. Its capital is the city of Belluno.It has an area of 3,678 km², and a total population of 214,026 .-Geography:...
. The smaller Northern summit of the mountain is named Monte Piano
During World War I
World War I , which was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter, was a major war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918...
the mountain was hotly contested between the Austrian and Italian Armies. The Austrians had occupied the Northern summit Monte Piano
, while the Southern summit Monte Piana
was in Italian hands. Today many remnants of the fierce fighting can still be found on both summits.