Salto, a parish of the township of Montese, probably owes its name to the Latin word �saltus�, meaning a woodland pasture. In fact, back in Roman times, there perhaps already existed a sheep farm in the area belonging to the Imperial State. The earliest written evidence of the village, in a deed of the Abbey of Nonantola, dates back to 890. In the XIV century it became a fiefdom of the Montecuccoli family and was thereafter caught up in the power struggles of the local lordships. There still remains from the period the Ca' Comandante, an imposing, three-storey building with round-arched portal.