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Fountains of Palazzo Campello - Spoleto (PG)

They were probably made during the embellishments of the palace which took place in 1793, on the occasion of the wedding of Bernardino Campello with the marquisina Beatrice Del Monte Bourbon of Florence. The first is located in the inner courtyard, it is enclosed in a niche decorated at the top by a large shell. Water gushed from a lion's head and poured into two stone basins, the first small in the shape of a chalice or corolla, the second larger circular. The other two are located in the hanging garden that rises on the east side and looks towards the Monteluco, connected to the building by an overpass. They are symmetrically arranged on the sides of the entrance. The water came out of two male faces with marked features; only the one on the right has been preserved. In the garden, despite being of modest size, there are two delightful ponds and interesting plants: huge specimens of holm oak, cedar of Lebanon, Aleppo pine, Italian cypress, laurels, hollies, a spectacular centuries-old wisteria and a majestic sequoia.
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