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Clarion Collection Arthotel & Park Lecce

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Via Giorgio de Chirico 1, Lecce, IT, 73100

  • Phone: (39) 0832 214214
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Ninfeo di Torre del Parco

Viale Don Minzoni
Lecce, 73100
This was discovered at the start of the 18th Century, beside the Park Tower. It is a windowless room similar to a grotto; it was known as Paradise because it was decorated with shells. One wall had a Latin inscription describing what would happen to those who went there to keep cool (as the women of old used to do). The nymphaeum was a place to rest and be in contact with nature. It was a feature of Humanism to attempt to connect with classical antiquity which was why grottoes and their particular decoration was fashionable at that time. The nymphaeum is usually closed to the public but is opened on certain days in the year.
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