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Villa Palagonia | Sicily Pictures Photos Images & Fotos

Pictures, photos. Images of Villa Palagonia, Sicily, the Baroque chateau & grotesque statues. In 1705 Francesco Gravina, prince of Palagonia and Knight of the Golden Fleece, commissioned Dominican Monk and architect, Tommaso Maria Napoli, to build him a Villa. The resulting Baroque Villa Palagonia is a fine example of the style complete with a lavish mirrored ball room and sumptuous decorations. This was an age of excess and the Villas that the aristocracy built had to outshine their...
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