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  Shell House Talks - Gallery - Europe - Italy - Florence - Boboli Gardens - Madama Grotto  
     
  Florence, Italy, revisited in order to focus on the grottoes of The Boboli Gardens. They provided inspiration for grotto designs within the 18th century British and Irish landscape features. The Madama Grotto 1553 is the earliest, designed for the Grand Duchess Eleanor.  
     
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Madama Grotto
Madama Grotto
 
Madama Grotto
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Madama Grotto
Madama Grotto
 
   
         
         
 
     
     
     
 
 
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