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Donnafugata castle

Ragusa, Sicilia, IT

Category: Villa&Castle

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The name does not have null to that to make with appearing its meant cioe' "kidnapped woman", but e' probably of Arabic origin Ayn as Jafat that means "source of the health" and in effects exists a source in the pressed ones of the railway station. The castle, in realta' a great villa, was widened and assumed the shape puts into effect them to work of the baron Corrado Arezzo De Spucches in first of the ' 900. It occupies an area of 2500 mq and it is articulated in 122 rooms. The main facade e' adorned the beautifulst one loggia in gotico-veneziano style, eight balconies to sixth acute damage approached the great below terrace the loggia, of the beautiful double lancet windows ingentiliscono the other facades. Between the rooms piu' important we remember the hall of the coats of arms with the walls adorned from the coats of arms of piu' the important families sicialian, the hall of the mirrors with rich tendaggi and mantovane that are alternated to of the mirrors that cover all the walls, know it it of the bigliardo, the apartment of the Bishop, the pinacoteca, the foresteria, the room of music, the drawing-room of the smokers, the library. Interesting to notice the wide use of the local stone pece for the paving of the rooms. The encircled castle e' from a wide park of approximately 8 hectares that the baron Corrado botanical expert Arezzo made to furnish with essences from he personally chosen. To the inside of the park various constructions, that they served to render piu' the stay of the hosts of the baron pleasant, between which the "coffee house", the tempietto, the maze, an artificial cove that reproduces a carsico atmosphere then and some bathtubs


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