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Castro was an ancient city, believed to have been originally founded by the Latins, on the west side of Lake Bolsena in present-day Italy. It was subject of the Wars of Castro fought between Popes Urban VIII and Innocent X, and the Farnese Dukes of Parma — first Odoardo Farnese and then his son Ranuccio II. The wars ended badly for the city; on the orders of Pope Innocent X, the city was razed on September 2, 1649, and never rebuilt.
- The Cities and Cemeteries of Etruria, Chapter XXIV - Author George Dennis describes the ruins of Castro in this 1848 book.
- "Farnese and its history" - a brief description of Castro's history, and how it appears today.
- Cigola, Riccardo. "History: Facts & Persons". Retrieved January 23, 2005.
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