The unmistakable structure of Monte Soratte and its isolated nature, which make it well-visible and recognizable from several points of the Roman countryside, have probably contributed to transform it into a place of worship since the pre-Roman epoch by the Sabine, Capenati, Falisci and Etruscan populations. Such vocation became with the time the worship for Soranus Apollo during the Roman Age and with the beginning of Christianity, when several hermits took shelter in this place looking for silence and meditation. As evidence of the religious settlements, which during the centuries characterized this particular place, there are six hermitages some of which are still used with religious purposes and where the Mass is celebrated during the religious feasts of S.Lucia, S. Romana, and of Madonna di Maggio, with the traditional torchlight procession on the mountain.
According to the development guidelines of RE.SI.NA. project (Regione Lazio, 1998), the Naturalistic Museum linked to the territory of Mt. Soratte has been recently inaugurated. The museum is situated in the premises of Palazzo Caccia-Canali of Sant'Oreste. The issues dealt with in the museum are linked to the features of the nature world, by enhancing the protected area and promoting a correct interpretation of it. Geology, anthropology, botany, and zoology are the main themes of the different halls. The museum can be considered as a reference point to discover the protected area and the naturalistic values characterizing it, but also a meeting place for technicians, researchers, and people who want to carry out research in the territory.