Rhaetian Alps


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Rhaetian Alps

A range of the central Alps primarily in eastern Switzerland and along the Italian and Austrian borders. It rises to Piz Bernina, 4,049 m (13,284 ft) high, in the Bernina section of the range on the Italian border.
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Rhaetian Alps

pl n
(Placename) a section of the central Alps along E Switzerland's borders with Austria and Italy. Highest peak: Piz Bernina, 4049 m (13 284 ft)
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Rhae′tian Alps′



n.pl.
a chain of the Alps in E Switzerland and W Austria. Highest peak, Bernina, 13,295 ft. (4052 m).
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"Blue Friuli's mountains" were peaks northeast of La Mira and Venice, while the "far Rhaetian hill" referred to the Rhaetian Alps along the Italy-Switzerland border northwest of Byron's location, in the direction of sunset.
The Rhaetian Alps eat climbers like candy, Yet the Cherangani are mild.
The wine referred to in the second line of the epigram was produced near Verona, at the foot of the Rhaetian Alps. It was well regarded by most and was a favourite of the Emperor Augustus: for references see Mynors at Verg.