Toro is a small Italian town with a population of 1,250 residents located in the province of Campobasso in the region of Molise.
The town’s origins trace back to the early Middle Ages. In the 11th century, through a generous donation from Roberto di Tristayno, the lord of Limosano, the town, along with all its associated properties, became the possession of the Abbey of Santa Sofia in Benevento. It remained under the control of the Church until 1785, when it was taken over by the Royal State Property Office.
Over its history, Toro has faced various challenges, including the devastating plague of 1656, which claimed the lives of approximately four hundred people out of a population of about a thousand, and the earthquake of 26 July 1805, which affected the entire region, resulting in approximately three hundred deaths.
In 2002, Toro also suffered damage from an earthquake that struck Molise, with its epicenter near San Giuliano di Puglia.