Meticulous restoration work has successfully restored four typically Sicilian 19th century cast iron lampposts, illuminating the entrance of Enna Cathedral, to their original splendour.
After more than a hundred years, the surfaces of the lampposts had greatly deteriorated. Several stages were needed to restore each element to its original state, revealing once more the beauty of the decorations.
The brackets on the tops were either missing or too damaged, so special models were reconstructed, faithful to the original designs. The opportunity was taken to increase the internal diameter of the brackets, allowing the passage of the electric cables which were originally placed externally.
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