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Fonte Papacqua, Soriano nel Cimino
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  • Too bad you could only see from the top, from where my nose of travelers just yielding prompted me to admire it: Palazzo Chigi (sic) only open on weekends so, as said, the Park above the Palace with a ber Italian garden, sporgendoti from a terrace, you can admire the fountain, a rare example of sculpture in peperino viterbese, which has as its subject an interesting biblical scene.
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  • As part of a guided history walking tour of the town we found this hidden gem. Partly restored with hints of ostentatious and grand living in times past. Pleasing architecture, with huge forms carved ...  more »
  • The source is a complex Mannerist Papacqua fountain located in L-shaped courtyard that separates the 2 buildings constituting the palazzo Chigi-Albani (started in the 16th century designed by Vignola). The water comes directly from the rock, which were obtained directly the main sculptural groups 2 (Faunessa and Moses), feeds several fountains and gargoyles, then ends up in the tanks and then plunging through 2 waterfalls, a pool placed outside the Palace and at a street level lower. The main sculptures are remarkable and even 15 masks, some ruined, are interesting for various grotesque expressions. Complete the complex 4 statues symbolizing the seasons and a nymphaeum within. Beyond any symbolic and allegorical references, at the time of its creation was to be really beautiful. The fountain is inserted, as mentioned, in the residential complex Chigi-Albani, but the main body, the residence of Cardinal Madruzzo before and several Lords have occurred later in the Palace is not open to the public because to be restored. It is open (because you already restored) the first body, used for impromptu exhibitions: Unfortunately, as this building was formerly used as stables and accommodation for the servants, there is nothing special to see (apart from the aforementioned nymphaeum, which was not working). Also that the source should be specified, while functioning as a whole, Papacqua actually shows only some fountains working: by some mascheroni no water comes out, other just a trickle, the fountain of Moses does not come out nowhere and from Faunessa just a little water from the figure of a toad/frog. This is due to the spring low water flow in dry periods. The Council therefore the visit, if you can, after a period of heavy rainfall. The entrance ticket costs 3 euros: Although the main body of the building is closed and partially functioning fountain for the reasons I mentioned on water shortage, see up close the 2 groups of sculptures and the fountain as a whole may be worth the expense, modica, the ticket. I note, however, that from the balcony at the end of the palace garden, located at a higher level and with free entry, you can see from above the sculptural group of the Faunessa, the entrance to the main body of the building with 2 lateral statues (they are 2 of the 4 I mentioned represent the seasons), and partially the tanks that collect the water of the masks; the outdoor pool is obviously visible from the road that runs at the base of the building.
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