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Il lago di Bolsena

Discover Bolsena Lake

Not to miss near the lake of Bolsena is the visit to the destroyed town of Castro: it was found in 1537 as capital city of a small state (the duchy of Castro) by the will of Pope Paul III Farnese, for his son Pier Luigi.

The architect Sangallo projected the most important public buildings, the ruins of which are still visible: the ducal palace, the cathedral, the mint.

The town was nearly all destroyed by the citizens themselves in 1649 by Pope’s will. Near an Etruscan necropolis dug in the tufa a Crucifix is still kept, it is considered as miraculous and object of devotion also by the people of Monte Amiata.

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