Mompeo


Coat of arms of Mompeo

According to tradition this was the site of the villa of the Roman general Pompey, hence the name of this village. In this valley of the Farfa there are many archaeological sites including tombs, remains of villas and the famous bridge over the Farfa. After a dark period, the first news of Mompeo appeared in 817 in the Farfa abbey Registry, which speaks of Fundum Pompeianum.

In 875, the abbot Giovanni allowed a certain Francone to build a fortress on a hill, the current of heart of the historic downtown area. In the twelfth century the feudal lord of Mompeo was Simeotto Orsini, founder of a prominent noble family. In 1646, the estate passed to the Marchesi Naro of Rome and Mompeo reached its peak creating churches and palaces.

Since 1995, the Baron's Palace has been owned by the City of Mompeo.



Typical products 

The extra virgin olive oil single variety of 'Carboncella' is produced from Carboncella cultivar olives in some part of Sabina region and Mompeo. It has a...

Archeotourism 

The Archaeological sites of the Roman period of Mompeo includes the ruins of ancient roman rustic villas, of the cryptoporticos and of the funerary monuments...
Celebrations 

The International Short Film Festival Mompeo is a landmark in Italian cinematography. It involves a number of writers, directors and fans of the genre from...

Churches & Places of Worship 

The church of the Immaculate in Mompeo dates back to the Orsini Signoria who restored it in 1559. Subsequently, the Naro family rebuilt it "a fundamentis" in...
Architecture and monuments 

The first nucleus of the castle of Mompeo  was built in the year 877 by a certain Francone with the agreement with the Abbey of Farfa. In the twelfth...

The city gate is a symbol of Mompeo. Built in stone in the second half of 1600 it is topped by the great coat of arms of Naro family. The square in front is...


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