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Mendola mountain ridge

The Mendola mountain ridge is located on the west side of the Oltradige and the Bassa Atesina.

The Mendola mountain ridge is about 35 km long and comprises several peaks, some of which are also reknown such as the Roen and the Penegal. The Mendola mountain ridge is part of the Val di Non mountains, that is to say of the Southern Limestone Alps. It stretches from the Passo Palade to the area in the west of Salorno with some lower peaks, while its highest point is called Roen. It devides the provinces of Bolzano (South Tyrol) and Trento and merely also the German and Italian speaking areas.

The Mendola mountain ridge is covered by copper beeches and Scots pines, that is to say mixed forests. From 100 m asl, the forests are mainly firs, while in Val di Non there are mainly larch trees. One of the main characteristics of this mountain ridge is its steep face eastbound, while in the west its decline is rather soft.

The name “Mendola” appears already in a document dating back to the 15th century. Its meaning is not clear, the term could derive from the Roman language, meaning “land that is not cultivated and used as pastureland”, or from the Old High German term “mendi”, meaning joy or delight.

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