Situated in the Civic Tower in Umberto I Square, the Archives of Montalto are distinguished by their particular consistency, due to the unique history of the city in its rôle the centre of administration of power and justice over the vast territory of the Presidato, both before and after the Unification of Italy.
The documents range from parchments to land registries (the CatastrumVetustior dates back to 1320), from notarial deeds to autographed letters from local scholars. There are also numerous papal Bulls and Briefs.
The recovery, restoration and study of this precious documentation preserved a record of the community’s history for successive generations.
Currently the Archives cannot be visited due to the potential instability of the structure caused by the most recent series of earthquakes.