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THE ANECDOTE OF THE FRIEZE WITH THE PEARL NECKLACE

Description
This frieze can be found on the façade of "Palazzo dell'asilo", around the four sides of the building under the windows on the first floor, representing angels supporting a pearl necklace. These figures are meant to recall the reasons behind the construction of the building itself. According to the legend, one of the seven sons of Count Giuseppe Visconti di Modrone fell ill. His wife, donna Carla Erba, was desperate and pronounced a vow on the most precious object she had, a pearl necklace, praying that his son be saved. Her prayers were heard and she kept her word by building a nursery school for the craftsmen of the area.
Today the building is home to the tourist information office and the ticket office for Parco del Castello in Grazzano Visconti.
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Last update
Saturday, 02 December 2017
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