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Address via Panoramica 25 41055 Montese MO
Telephone 059/971122
Fax 059/971100

Last update 02/11/2014 (ref.60003330)
by the local editorial office of MONTESE (MO)
Via Panoramica 25 41055 Montese MO
Tel. 059/971122 - Fax: 059/971100 - Email:

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.