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Rare historical monumental fireplace. Lime stone, let us think a sourse of inspiration Italian late Norman (typical is the octagonal castle of Caravigno); the 3 seashells with starfish in the middle are haracteristics attributable to a amily of sailors, arrived in Calabria in the XII century with Henry IV of Svevia, the Greco family who in their coat of arms conteins it precisely. This brings us to the feuds of their possessions Arnano and Albidona, whwrw there is the tower they built. Angelo Greco was the Bishop of Mortorano in 1463 and his bishopric said the construction of the fireplace. Late Gothic, inspired Norman, from the architectural design of the two side pillars the overhang from the crest of an Archangel with open wings would be the religious house of divine protection on Greco family In this second half of 1400, we must remember the presence in the area of a great architect Francesco di Giorgio Martini, wonderful creator and designer of which the best artist of the area he was definately inspired.
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