The Altemberg is a mountain in the Pennine Alps of north-western Italy; with an elevation of 2,395 m (7,858 ft) is the highest peak of the Alpi Cusiane. The name of the mountain is connected to the Walser German, a language spoken by people who settled into the upper valley of the Strona and Sesia centuries ago.[1] In German Alten means old while Berg means hill or mountain, so the English meaning of the name could be old mountain (vecchia montagna in Italian).

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