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Ancient City of Castro (VT)
The settlement, at the time of the establishment of the Duchy of Castro (1537) and before becoming its capital, was a small, poor and largely abandoned village. The Farnese decided to transform it to make it worthy of the rank of capital of the duchy and a symbol of their power and prestige. The task of this transformation was entrusted, in large part, to the architect Antonio da Sangallo the Younger. The reconstruction involved the city in all its aspects, from defensive walls to public buildings, from noble palaces to houses and streets, transforming the settlement into a perfect example of Renaissance art and architecture. But in 1649 the papal troops of Innocenzo X Pamphilj, whose family was an ally of the Barberini and an enemy of the Farnese, besieged the city, sacked it, razed it to the ground and deported its inhabitants. And today the ruins are covered with a forest.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17715 W: 130 N: 37225] (202908)
  • Genre: Miejsca
  • Medium: Kolorowe
  • Date Taken: 2020-09-21
  • Naświetlenie: f/0.1, 30 sekund
  • Wersja zdjęcia: Oryginalna wersja
  • Date Submitted: 2020-09-22 2:01
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