The Alps mountain range run through the north of Italy, near Trieste and the Gulf of Genoa. They just barely pass through Italy’s territory. These are some of the oldest mountains on the planet, with their formation dating between 360 million and 250 million years ago. Glaciers used to rule the area, but due to global warming, they have partially melted away.
In southern Italy, there are the Alpine mountains. They run from Aosta, in the north, to the Cadibona Pass, in the south. The Gran Paradiso mountain is considered the highest peak in Italy, reaching a staggering 13,323 feet high. This mountain is part of the Alpine mountain range, which makes the mountains in Italy a little more exciting.