Montoro is among the oldest and most fascinating castles in the territory of Narni and preserves, on a hill along the last tract of the Nera valley, its beautiful palace and the village that surrounds it.
The ancient castle of Montoro.
The village has a pyramid structure: at the base the village, then the palace on which dominates the characteristic tower.
The history of the castle.
The name of the castle appears for the first time in 857, when the Frankish emperor Luis II confirmed to the Abbey of Farfa his assets and privileges including the “fundum montem aureum” – that is the “fund of the gold mountain”.
The feudal system dates back to the 10th and 11th centuries, when the Montoro family was recognized by the Papal States as the lordship of the castle.
The statutes of the town date back to the 15th century. Only in 1816 the castle became a fraction of the Municipality of Narni.
What to see.
In the highest part of the village dominate the mole of the ancient watchtower placed in the noble residence known as Castle Patrizi-Montoro.
The baronial square, located adjacent to the garden of the palace, consists of a beautiful fountain, the bailiff building and the Baronial Church dedicated to Sant’Egidio.
On the opposite side, the narrow streets , the squares and the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, compose the village.
Montoro – 05035, Narni
The Baronial Castle is private, the village can be visited by foot.
We suggested parking the car in piazza Baronale.
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