Montelibretti

Summary

Montelibretti
Comune di Montelibretti
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Coat of arms of Montelibretti
Coat of arms
Location of Montelibretti
Montelibretti is located in Italy
Montelibretti
Montelibretti
Location of Montelibretti in Italy
Montelibretti is located in Lazio
Montelibretti
Montelibretti
Montelibretti (Lazio)
Coordinates: 42°8′N 12°44′E / 42.133°N 12.733°E / 42.133; 12.733
CountryItaly
RegionLatium
Metropolitan cityRome (RM)
FrazioniPianabella di Montelibretti, Passo Corese (together with the comune of Fara in Sabina), Borgo Santa Maria, Montemaggiore
Government
 • MayorLuca Branciani
Area
 • Total44.0 km2 (17.0 sq mi)
Elevation
232 m (761 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2017)[3]
 • Total5,311
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Montelibrettesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
00010
Dialing code0774
Patron saintSt. Nicholas of Bari, Blessed Virgin of Carmine
Saint dayMay 9 and 10, 2nd Saturday in October
WebsiteOfficial website

Montelibretti is a town and comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Rome in the Italian region Lazio, located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) 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. The hamlet Borgo Santa Maria is a part of the town administratively.

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

References

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.