Grotto ceiling

Grotto ceiling at the Palazzo Peschiere. Genoa. Photograph 2007 and text by Philip V. Allingham. [This image may be used without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose.]

The Grotto, an artificial cave at the bottom of the garden, is complete with real stalagmites and stalagtites cemented in. The coloured stonework is a specialty of Genovese craftsmen

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