Montalto di Castro is a small town in the province of Viterbo in the Lazio region of Italy. It is located near the coast along the Via Aurelia at a distance of around 110km from Rome.
Montalto di Castro
- The medieval origins of Montalto can clearly be deduced from the ancient city walls around the old town.
- Castello Guglielmi: Probably built by the Orsini family in the 15th century, with a square tower. Often reconstructed, an extra level was added towards the end of the 18th century.
- Santa Maria Assunta: 18th century church (Via Soldatelli)
- Chiesa di Santa Croce: In the Piazza Felice Guglielmi, the coat of arms above the entrance belongs to Pope Pio VI Braschi and the church itself contains the relics of the city’s patron saints Quirino and Candido.
- Palazzo del Comune: Originally a Franciscan convent, incorporated into the city walls by the Farnese family, who also turned it into a fortress (Piazza Giacomo Matteotti).
- Fontana delle Tre Cannelle and Fontana del Mascherone: Outside the city center, off the Via Aurelia. Two 18th century fountains.
- Palazzo del Chiarone: Also along the Via Aurelia, past the frazione Pescia Romana. Nowadyas completely abandoned, this 90 room palazzo used to house the papal customs office.
Montalto di Castro consists of 7 frazioni: Casa Campomorto, Foce Vecchia, Graticciara, I Quattro Pini, Marina di Pescia Romana, Montalto Marina and Pescia Romana.