Lat: 36° 52' 54.50580" N - Long: 14° 33' 52.26599" E
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The building known as the castle of Donnafugata is actually a sumptuous noble residence of the late 1800s built on a previous country cottage by Baron Corrado Arezzo.
The building has an area of 2500 square meters.
At the entrance there is a large facade in neo-Gothic style.
The castle has 122 rooms, about twenty of those can be visited, and contain beautiful original period furnishings that immediately bring to mind the time of the Leopards.
Among the rooms to visit there are the hall of the coats of arms, with the heraldic insignia of all the Sicilian noble families to the Bourbon times; the hall of mirrors which reproduces in small a room of Versailles; the bishop's apartment, with a painting of the Donnafugata cottage in the aspect preceding the renovations; the art gallery, with paintings from the Neapolitan school; the music room, with three mechanical pianos and an upright piano; the ladies' lounge with a Murano glass chandelier and Capodimonte ceramics.
Around the castle there is a park with old trees and a labyrinth built with dry stone walls.
A peculiarity of the park consists of some mechanical and water plays, unfortunately now out of use, which served to entertain guests.
Over the years the castle has hosted several film and television sets: in the billiard room some scenes of the film "I Viceré" were filmed, while on the terrace various scenes of the fiction "Il commissario Montalbano" were shot.
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