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Villa Papadopoli Giol, better known as “Castello”, was built in the late nineteenth century by the Papadopoli counts in English neo-Gothic style..

The impressive bulk of the building immediately strikes the eye of the beholder, who is given the impression of standing before a real medieval castle, thanks to its tall crenelated towers with their bow windows, chimneys disguised by pinnacles and double acutely arched windows.

The side of the Castello that faces Piazza Nicolò Papadopoli and the local church is actually not the most important façade (the main entrance is in fact on the park side), but it is by no means less splendid.

To one side, between the building and the huge entry gate, the big beautiful fountain stands under tall plane trees, complete with three tiered basins. The largest, featuring four lions, each lying down and facing a different point on the compass, collects the water that spills out in a curtain and splashes from the two above, supported on a slender central column.

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