Montopoli di Sabina
|Montopoli di Sabina|
|Comune di Montopoli di Sabina|
Montopoli within the Province of Rieti
|Province / Metropolitan city||Rieti (RI)|
|Frazioni||Bocchignano, Casenove, Colonnetta La Memoria, Ferruti, Granari, Granica, Ponte Sfondato, Ponticchio, Santa Maria|
|• Mayor||Antimo Grilli|
|• Total||37.6 km2 (14.5 sq mi)|
|Elevation||331 m (1,086 ft)|
|• Density||110/km2 (290/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Michael Archangel|
|Saint day||September 29|
Montopoli di Sabina is a town and comune (municipality) in the Province of Rieti in the Italian region Latium, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northeast of Rome and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southwest of Rieti. In 2011, it had a population of 4,222.
Montopoli, located in the southwestern corner of the province, at the borders with the one of Rome, borders with the municipalities of Castelnuovo di Farfa, Fara in Sabina, Fiano Romano (RM), Nazzano (RM), Poggio Mirteto, Salisano and Torrita Tiberina (RM). Its southwestern borders with Fiano are crossed by the Tiber river.
Montopoli counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Bocchignano, Casenove, Colonnetta La Memoria, Ferruti, Granari, Granica, Ponte Sfondato, Ponticchio and Santa Maria.
- The Modern Automata Museum, founded in 2001, is located in the town
- The cyclopean masonry of Grotte di Torri is located nearby the village of Ponte Sfondato
Nearest railway station, Poggio Mirteto, is 7 km far and lies in Poggio Mirteto Scalo. It is part of the Roman suburban railway line FL1 Orte–Fiumicino, a line that crosses the southwestern corner of the municipal territory.
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