Here’s a peak into some of the best mountains to see in the Italian & Swiss Alps

  • Bunnik Tours
  • 24 Aug 21

When it comes to touring Europe, the first things you often think of are food, culture, and enchanting architecture. However, we think the spectacular and accessible mountain regions that adorn the Italian and Swiss Alps should take some of that cake!

Tre Cime di Lavaredo mountains in the Dolomite ranges, Italy by Den-Belitsky

Tre Cime di Lavaredo mountains in the Dolomite ranges, Italy by Den-Belitsky

Here’s a peak at some of the very best mountains between Italy and Switzerland that you can experience for yourself.



  1. Piz Nair
  2. Matterhorn
  3. Jungfrau
  4. The Dolomites


1.   Piz Nair

mountains between italy and switzerland - atop of the piz nair mountainView from atop of Piz Nair by Jonathon Williams

At 3,056 metres above sea level, Piz Nair of the Abula Alps, is a mountain that towers above the many other beautiful and dazzling peaks that surround it. Geographically based in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland, and overlooking the stunning Lake Sankt Moritz and luxurious resort town of St Moritz, we challenge you not to swoon over the dreamy views that await you atop the heavenly Piz Nair summit.

The mountain summit is easily accessible with a funicular and cable car. But, for those who wish to go toe-to-toe against the mountain’s elevation, you can, on the many available walking paths.

Pro tip: The sunrise in the Abula Alps is exceptionally stunning. To experience the best vantage point, take the early morning cable car up to the peak of Piz Nair and witness the amazing spectacle at over 3,000 metres above sea level.


lake sankt moritz near piz nair, a mountain between italy and switzerland
Lake Sankt Moritz, St Moritz by Eva Bocek


2.   Matterhorn

mountains between italy and switzerland - matterhornThe mighty Matterhorn during sunrise by Biletskiy Evgeniy

The mountain to conquer all mountains, the Matterhorn straddles the ridge between Switzerland and Italy. Standing at a whopping 4,478 metres above sea level, it is large…VERY large! As such, it’s a magnet for those seeking a challenging climb.

Overlooking the Swiss town of Zermatt and the Aosta Valley in Italy, this behemoth of a mountain is unmistakable in its appearance. With its perfectly formed pyramidal shape, the Matterhorn would have even the best ancient Egyptian architects nodding their heads in approval.

Pro tip: Ride a cable car up the slopes of this imposing mountain between Italy and Switzerland to Glacier Paradise, the highest cable car station in Europe. Here you can witness breathtaking views over the Italian, French, and Swiss Alps.

mountains between italy and switzerland - Zermatt village near matterhorn
Summer morning in Zermatt village with the Matterhorn in the background by Andrew Mayovskyy


3.   Jungfrau

mountains between italy and switzerland - The Sphinx ObservatoryThe Sphinx Observatory, Jungfrau by Nick

The emblematic Jungfrau (meaning ‘Top of Europe’) is a mountain between Italy and Switzerland in the Bernese Alpine Range in western Switzerland. The mountain rises to a staggering 4,158 metres and is home to Switzerland’s ultimate perch, the Jungfraujoch, which is the highest railway station in Europe. The panorama and the feel of altitudinous air that waits at the top is nothing short of breathtaking. Plus, there is also a series of activities for you to enjoy!

At the Jungfraujoch, you can:

  • Visit the Sphinx Observatory. It is known as one of the highest observatories in the world.
  • Admire the many ‘cool’ ice sculptures at Jungfraujoch Ice Palace. This attraction was painstakingly chiselled by hand and sits 30 metres below Aletsch, the longest glacier in Europe.
  • Take a stroll down the Alpine Sensation moving walkway.
  • Dine at the many restaurants in the Sphinx.
  • Visit Lindt’s Swiss Chocolate Heaven for delectable sweets.

Pro tip: With the icy air and incredibly high altitude, it can get pretty chilly – even in the summer. So, remember to dress warmly and apply sunscreen as the sun is likely to be quite fierce at high elevations.

ice sculptures at Jungfraujoch Ice Palace under Jungfrau peak, a mountain between italy and switzerland
Beautiful ice sculptures at the Jungfraujoch Ice Palace under Jungfrau peak by Chisanu Liengpan


4.   The Dolomites

mountains between italy and switzerland -Italian DolomitesBeautiful landscape of the Italian dolomites from Santa Maddalena, Italy by Piotr Krzeslak

Enchanting as much as it is a diverse playground for the avid outdoor adventurer, the iconic Dolomite ranges in northeast Italy are often one of the first things that spring to mind when thinking about the Italian Alps. Sometimes aptly referred to as the ‘Pale Mountains’ due to their pale complexion and resembling the carbonate rock of the same name, the Dolomites are actually composed mostly of limestone.

Don’t be transfixed on the glorious mountain peaks and immensely green valleys for too long as there is also a plethora of things to see and do. Here, you can discover the fascinating cultural heritage that spans across both Austrian and Italian roots.

Pro tip: Make your way up the mountains to the open-air Museum of the Cinque Torri, which bears the scars of WWI battles fought between the Italians and Austro-Hungarians.


mountains between italy and switzerland - Cinque Torri mountainsLandscape of autumn Cinque Torri mountains with trenches of World War by viktoriya89


Experience the Alps for yourself with Bunnik Tours

And there you have it! The top 4 mountains between Italy and Switzerland. If this little taste into the Swiss and Italian Alp region has ‘peaked’ your curiosity, check out our Alpine Discovery small group tour now for a complete alpine adventure. For more information on our small group tours, please contact our friendly Travel Specialists today on 1800 286 645.



Are The Dolomites in Italy or Switzerland?

The Dolomites are a group of mountains that are located in the North-East of Italy. They are some of the most impressive mountains in the Alps to witness, with their rugged shapes and limestone rocks.


What is the highest mountain between Italy and Switzerland?

The Mont Blanc mountain range is considered the highest mountain that stands on the border between France, Italy, and Switzerland, reaching 4807 above sea level.


How do I get from the Italian Alps to the Swiss Alps?

You can travel from the Italian Alp mountains to the Swiss Alps via train, bus, or car. On our Alpine Discovery small group tour you’ll get to explore the Italian Alps and Swiss Alps with the small group touring experts.


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