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(Italian for "three peaks of Lavaredo"), also called Drei Zinnen (German for "three battlements"), are three distinctive battlement-like peaks, in the Sesto Dolomites of northeastern Italy. They are probably one of the best-known mountain groups in the Alps.

They are built of well-layered dolostones of the Dolomia Principale formation, Carnian to Rhaetian in age, as many other groups in the Dolomites (e.g., the Tofane, the Pelmo or the Five towers).

Until 1919 the peaks formed part of the border between Italy and Austria. Now they lie on the border between the Italian provinces of Bolzano-Bozen and Belluno. The largest of the peaks has an elevation of 2,999 metres (9,839 ft). It stands between the small peak, of elevation 2,857 metres (9,373 ft), and the western peak, of elevation 2,973 metres (9,754 ft).

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