Blue skies and fresh wind kissed us today during our visit to Siracusa where the Duomo, once a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena, presides over one of Italy’s most picturesque Baroque piazzas.
Tag: 18th century
A Monster to Welcome You
This is one of the two statues flanking the back entrance (now the main entrance and ticket booth) to Villa Palagonia in Bagheria. These are two of about 70 left from the original 600 or so that decorated the gardens and grounds of the Baroque “Villa of the Monsters,” built in the 18th century.