Montelibretti

Montelibretti
Montelibretti
—  Comune  —
Comune di Montelibretti

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Montelibretti is located in Italy
Montelibretti
Location of Montelibretti in Italy
Coordinates: 42°8′N 12°44′E / 42.133°N 12.733°E / 42.133; 12.733
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)[1]
 - 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

Montelibretti is a town and comune (municipality) in the Province of Rome in the Italian region Lazio, located about 30 km northeast of Rome on the slopes of Monti Sabini.

Montelibretti borders the following municipalities: Capena, Fara in Sabina, Fiano Romano, Monterotondo, Montopoli di Sabina, Montorio Romano, Moricone, Nerola, Palombara Sabina.

History

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.

Main sights

  • 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

References

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.



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