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grotto

1. a small cave, esp one with attractive features
2. a construction in the form of a cave, esp as in landscaped gardens during the 18th century

Grotto

A natural or artificial cave, often decorated with shells or stones and incorporating waterfalls or fountains.

Grotto

 

in architecture, a type of park structure (sometimes a pavilion) designed to resemble a natural cave and built and finished with material such as seashells, tuff, and sea rocks. Grottoes were particularly popular in garden and park architecture of the 17th and 18th centuries (in Russia, from the 18th century).

grotto

A natural or artificial cave, often decorated with shells or stones and incorporating waterfalls or fountains.
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Grotti noted that production of heavy equipment (including agricultural vehicles) will grow 15 percent to nearly 100,000 units this year, with air conditioning penetration approaching 60 percent.
The authenticity of the local cuisine can still be enjoyed in small restaurants and grotti (restaurants typical to the region, with granite stone tables situated in shaded areas, which are also popular meeting places among locals).
Villas are organized chronologically and alphabetically within centuries: Grotti, and Montegiachi (fifteenth); Sant'Apollinare, L'Apparita, Argiano, Belcaro, Brandi, Casabianca, Santa Colomba, Maggiano, Monticello, and La Suvera (sixteenth); La Buoninsegna, Cetinale, Fagnano, Finetti, La Palazzina, and Placidi (seventeenth); and Geggiano and Santa Regina (eighteenth).
For instance, we may consider the mill of Grotti grinding gold.