The mountain is part of the Sibillini mountains range, is included in Sibillini Mountains National Park and in Marche region, half-mile from regional borders. Pilate Lake is below the summit in a small enclosed valley between Redeemer Peak.
The local medieval tradition was that the Apennine Sibyl, a mysterious prophetess not counted among the Sibyls of Classical Antiquity, was condemned by God to dwell in a mountain cavern and await Judgement Day, having rebelled at the news that she had not been chosen Mother of God, but that some humble Judaean virgin had been favored. The peak of Monte Vettore, surrounded by reddish cliffs was recognized as the crown of Regina Sibilla.
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