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Fountain of the Lake or of the Horses - Trevi
It is located in Piazza Garibaldi, the dual denomination of this fountain derives from the original presence of a large pond to defend the walls in their most vulnerable point, still present in the 18th century and therefore from the custom, still alive until a few decades ago, of wash your clothes and water horses and pack animals, tied to the bells of the retaining wall.
Originally fed by the medieval aqueduct, it is documented at least at the beginning of the fifteenth century. It owes its current appearance to an intervention in 1883. The architectural façade, surmounted by the coat of arms of the city, consists of a niche with a mask from which, through a double cannula, the water flows into the monolithic basin, supported by a column, decorated with the coats of arms of the Varano and ending with four lion protomes, elements that perhaps come from the fourteenth-century fountain that was located in the main square of the city. On the sides of the basin, two smaller basins, which in the eighteenth century, when it was decided to fill the "lake" in front of the fountain, were used as a wash house and trough for horses.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18979 W: 130 N: 40073] (213897)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2017-10-13
  • Exposure: f/0.8, 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2021-05-09 3:57
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