Palazzo Zacco - Sicily
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The Palazzo Zacco in Ragusa is a wonderful example of the Sicilian Rococo style - it was built by the Baron Melfi as a town mansion for his family. The main entrance by two columns made of pitch stone that are standing on high plinths. Facing the streets, a huge shield of arms of the Melfi, carved of stone, embellishes the corner of the first floor. The balcony over the entrance rests on the Corinthian capitals on top the columns. There are six wrought iron balconies of which five are supported by corbels - fantastic figures and grotesque masks made of stone. The imagination and craftsmenship of the stonemasons is admirable. The style of the figures follows those made in previous decades and of other contemporary buildings in Modica, Noto and Ragusa.
The Palazzo Zacco houses the Farmer's Museum and the Collection of Carmelo Cappello
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