Montelibretti — Comune — Comune di Montelibretti
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Coordinates: Country Italy Region Latium Province Rome (RM) Frazioni Pianabella di Montelibretti, Passo Corese (together with the comune of Fara in Sabina), Borgo Santa Maria, Montemaggiore Government - Mayor Luigi Sergi Area - Total 44.0 km2 (17 sq mi) Elevation 232 m (761 ft) Population (2008) - Total 5,023 - Density 114.2/km2 (295.7/sq mi) Demonym Montelibrettesi Time zone CET (UTC+1) - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2) Postal code 00010 Dialing code 0774 Patron saint St. Nicholas of Bari, Blessed Virgin of Carmine Saint day May 9 and 10, 2nd Saturday in October Website Official website
The name derives from the presence of a Roman villa owned by Caius Brutius Presentis, Commodus' father-in-law. In the Middle Ages, starting from the 15th century, it was a fortress of the Orsini, who were succeeded by the Barberini and then by the Sciarra.
In 1867 it was the location of a battle between Garibaldine and Papal troops, in the course of the Battle of Mentana.
- Parish church of St. Nicholas
- Barberini Palace, built over a castle of the Orsini
- Necropolis of Colle del Forno (7th century BC), attributed to the Sabini town of Eretum
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