The Matterhorn or Monte Cervino (Italian elocution: [ˈmonte tʃerˈviːno]), additionally referred to in French as Mont Cervin is a heap of the Alps, straddling the primary watershed and fringe amongst Switzerland and Italy. It is an immense and close symmetrical pyramidal crest in the Monte Rosa region of the Pennine Alps, whose summit is 4,478 meters (14,692 ft) high, making it one of the most noteworthy summits in the Alps and Europe. The four steep confronts, transcending the encompassing icy masses, confront the four compass focuses and are part by the Hörnli, Furggen, Leone and Zmutt edges. The mountain neglects the Swiss town of Zermatt in the canton of Valais toward the north-east and the Italian town of Breuil-Cervinia in the Aosta Valley toward the south. Only east of the Matterhorn is Theodul Pass, the fundamental entry between the two valleys on its north and south sides and an exchange course following the Roman Era.