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Fountain of Shame
This is one of the landmarks which thankfully has had a long overdue overhaul. It was originally intended for Firenze in the middle 1500s, and at it unveiling the nude figures saw it dubbed '"The Fountain of Shame" . A great square where a few people congregate some evenings, unlike the Piazza Garibaldi with it's crowds
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This wonderful sixteenth-century fountain can be found in the center of the square carrying the same name. It was built by the Florentine sculptor Francesco Camilliani, and originally decorated the garden of a villa in Tuscany. It was then purchased by the city of Palermo, dismantled and rebuilt in Piazza Pretoria.
The fencing around the fountain, designed by Giovan Battista Basile, was built in 1858
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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