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Baroque character study statues from the walls of Villa Palagonia Bagheria Sicily. The statues of monsters with human faces that decorate its garden and its wall, and earned it the nickname of "The Villa of Monsters" (Villa dei Mostri). This series of grotesques, created from 1749 by Francesco Ferdinando II Gravina, Prince of Palagonia, aroused the curiosity of the travellers of the Grand Tour during the 18th and 19th centuries

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Baroque character study statues from the walls of Villa Palagonia Bagheria Sicily. The statues of monsters with human faces that decorate its garden and its wall, and earned it the nickname of "The Villa of Monsters" (Villa dei Mostri). This series of grotesques, created from 1749 by Francesco Ferdinando II Gravina, Prince of Palagonia, aroused the curiosity of the travellers of the Grand Tour during the 18th and 19th centuries<br />
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USEFUL LINKS:<br />
Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_Palagonia .<br />
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Visit our SICILY PHOTO COLLECTIONS for more   photos  to download or buy as prints https://funkystock.photoshelter.com/gallery-collection/2b-Pictures-Images-of-Sicily-Photos-of-Sicilian-Historic-Landmark-Sites/C0000qAkj8TXCzro<br />
If you prefer to buy from our ALAMY PHOTO LIBRARY  Collection visit : https://www.alamy.com/portfolio/paul-williams-funkystock/villapalagonia.html