Montopoli di Sabina

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Montopoli di Sabina
Comune
Comune di Montopoli di Sabina
Montopoli.jpg
Coat of arms of Montopoli di Sabina
Coat of arms
Montopoli within the Province of Rieti
Montopoli within the Province of Rieti
Montopoli di Sabina is located in Italy
Montopoli di Sabina
Montopoli di Sabina
Location of Montopoli di Sabina in Italy
Coordinates: 42°14′45″N 12°41′30″E / 42.24583°N 12.69167°E / 42.24583; 12.69167Coordinates: 42°14′45″N 12°41′30″E / 42.24583°N 12.69167°E / 42.24583; 12.69167
Country Italy
Region Latium
Province / Metropolitan city Rieti (RI)
Frazioni Bocchignano, Casenove, Colonnetta La Memoria, Ferruti, Granari, Granica, Ponte Sfondato, Ponticchio, Santa Maria
Government
 • Mayor Antimo Grilli
Area
 • Total 37.6 km2 (14.5 sq mi)
Elevation 331 m (1,086 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 4,222
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Montopolesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 02034
Dialing code 0765
Patron saint St. Michael Archangel
Saint day September 29
Website Official website

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.[1]

History[edit]

The town was first mentioned in 1055, in a document of Farfa Abbey. It is locally known as The Town of Privateers (Italian: Il paese dei Corsari).[2]

Geography[edit]

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.[3]

Montopoli counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Bocchignano, Casenove, Colonnetta La Memoria, Ferruti, Granari, Granica, Ponte Sfondato, Ponticchio and Santa Maria.

Demographics[edit]

Main sights[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Interior of St. Michael's Church 
The cyclopean masonry of Grotte di Torri 
Panoramic view of Bocchignano 
Remains of an ancient bridge over Farfa River at Ponte Sfondato 

Transport[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Italian) Source: Istat 2011
  2. ^ (Italian) Montopoli municipal website: Culture and Tourism
  3. ^ 41834 (x a j h) Montopoli di Sabina on OpenStreetMap

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