Piazza della vergogna
Description by the artist
The famous Piazza della vergogna (Square of Shame), which features one of the most beautiful fountains in the world, is located in Palermo. The nuns called it shameful because of the nudes around the fountain.
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The artwork in the Sicilian culture
Piazza Pretoria, called Square of Shame (Piazza della Vergona in Italian) by the people of Palermo, is one of the great symbols of Palermo. It has at its center a fountain made in 1554. It owes its name not to the naked bodies around it but to the large amount spent by the Senate of Palermo in a time of great poverty and famine. “Shame, Shame” was the cry of protest of the people of Palermo to the representatives of the Senate.
Photo Palermo, Piazza della Vergogna