Now Monte di S. Oreste; a celebrated mountain in Etruria, in the territory of the Falisci,
near the Tiber, about twenty-four miles from Rome, but the summit of which, frequently covered
with snow, was clearly visible from the city (Hor.
Carm. i. 9
); whence some have assumed that the climate of Italy was
more rigorous in classical times than now. The whole mountain was sacred to Apollo Soranus,
and on its summit was a temple of this god.