Pretoria Square, Palermo

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    by SirRichard Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: PRETORIA SQUARE
    This magnificient square is full of statues and a marvellous fountain. At night is wonderfully lighted too!!
    It was created for the Florentine villa of Don Pedro di Toledo by the mennerist sculptor Francesco Camilliani in 1554. The Council of Palermo got the exorbitant price of 30,000 scudi for it. It was transported to Palermo in 644 pieces and it was reassembled in Pretoria square, which was
    laid out in a different way in relation to the monumental fountain. It is a circular fountain and is decorated with allegorical statues. The surrounding railing was designed by Giovan Battista Basile and put there in 1858.

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    See the Fontana Pretoria. ...

    by seagoingJLW Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Favorite thing: See the Fontana Pretoria. when we were there it was undergoing renovation as you can see in the picture.

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