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Collalto Sabino

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Collalto Sabino is located on a peak, south of the Turano Lake, on the border with Abruzzo. Collalto Sabino is considered one of the most beautiful and intact medieval villages of Italy. It became property of the Abbey of Farfa in the 11th century that built their own Benedictine monastery which later became property of the noble Marsi family. The particular location of the village, on the border between the Papal State and the Norman kingdom of Naples, made ​​it a strategic place. The village was later baronial feud of different Italian noble families until the Risorgimento period. In the first half of the 16th century the village belonged to the noble family of Savelli, known in Rome for giving many popes to the throne of St Peter.

In addition to the quaint old town, we can also admire the majestic Baronial Castle, now private property, which was built back in the 15th century, with a number of renovations over the '600.

The Church of Santa Lucia, built in the 11th century, was remodelled in the 16th century and still retains contemporary works.

You can also see the remains of an ancient abbey, located on top of Monte San Giovanni, which offers a splendid view over the Sabina area.

It is 27 km away and can be reached by car in 40 minutes.


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