Grand Garden
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Botanical Garden or Grand Garden: this Eden was commissioned by Prince Branciforti and no story or documents remain to testify, beyond any architectural trace such as the door that gives it access. The structure, near Porta Garibaldi, is topped by a lintel engraved with CHRYSEIS VNDIS SICVLA TEMPE, meaning “by the waves of the Crisa river a Sicilian Temple” referring to the Sacred Valley of Apollo and the local river that recalled the splendor. This garden must have been bright and lush: with fountains, water features and paths between thickets and rare plants. Also lost were the Ovata fountain and its circular stone benches, the Mirror fountain surrounded by a balustrade, the Great Leap fountain and an artificial grotto containing a marble cherub, the Neptune fountain and finally that of the Pavilion.

 

Via Granforte, 94013 Leonforte (EN)

 

  Click to listen highlighted text! Botanical Garden or Grand Garden: this Eden was commissioned by Prince Branciforti and no story or documents remain to testify, beyond any architectural trace such as the door that gives it access. The structure, near Porta Garibaldi, is topped by a lintel engraved with CHRYSEIS VNDIS SICVLA TEMPE, meaning “by the waves of the Crisa river a Sicilian Temple” referring to the Sacred Valley of Apollo and the local river that recalled the splendor. This garden must have been bright and lush: with fountains, water features and paths between thickets and rare plants. Also lost were the Ovata fountain and its circular stone benches, the Mirror fountain surrounded by a balustrade, the Great Leap fountain and an artificial grotto containing a marble cherub, the Neptune fountain and finally that of the Pavilion.   Via Granforte, 94013 Leonforte (EN)  


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