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Frank Geisler 🇨🇭
Zurich, Switzerland15,374 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Family
We passed this imposing historic fresh water fountain in Siena.

A massive building with crystal clear water and several fish.

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Written 2 October 2019
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand4,194 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
If you stroll down Fontebranda from Via di Citta you'll come across this interesting medieval fountain in a quiet area. It's reputedly the oldest fountain in Siena and was even mentioned by Dante in the 'Inferno'. Don't be put off by the steep streep down because just across the road from the fountain is a series of escalators that will take you back to the top!
Written 7 October 2019
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Conroe, TX2,327 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
This medieval cistern and fountain was an interesting stop along our walk through Siena. It was the original source of water for the town, with three sections, one for drinking, one for animals, and one for washing. The fountain now has flowing water with many small fish.
Written 16 December 2018
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Elaine H
Raleigh, NC37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019
This was located directed behind our hotel and it was so interesting. There were lots of people there when we visited. The children especially enjoyed the fish and feeding them.
Written 18 July 2019
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AkDemeter
Budapest, Hungary206 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
We dont even planned to check this one, but this ancient cistern is great - if you can, check it after blue hour.
Written 5 October 2018
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Borzov
Rijeka, Croatia5,293 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
The medieval fountain (it is more a cistern than a fountain) was built in the 13th century with three arches in Gothic style and a crenellated roof near the city gate after which it was named. It is a bit out of the usual tourists’ routes, but it is worth seeing as another fine example of medieval architecture.
Written 4 October 2018
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telulla311
Wales, MA83 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
Gorgeous architecture put into simple everyday tool, this well now only provides for the fish swimming in it. Latin on the far walls and vaulted ceilings add to it charm. Easy to get to if you park in the S. Maria parking lot. We saw it on the way back to the parking instead of using the escalators
Written 26 September 2018
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FTMDave
Adria, Italy7,486 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
This ancient "fountain" (really a water supply for the locals of the time, dating back to 1192 IIRC) is about a 5-minute walk downhill from the main sights.

There is none of the impressive artwork found elsewhere in Siena, but it is a large building steeped in history. There is a description in both Italian and English. It is far from the crowds (I was the only one there in the early afternoon) yet easy to find. Well worth a visit to this hidden gem.
Written 9 January 2018
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gcardill
Staunton, VA144 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2013 • Friends
One of the medieval fountains in Siena, mentioned also by Dante in Inferno 30. It takes only a few minutes to get there from Campo and the visit will take you no more than 5-10 minutes. It is absolutely worth it to have an idea of how people built a life in a city without a river.
Written 21 June 2014
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bruno l
Paris, France835 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
You can just pass-by on your way-up to the Basilica or to the Cathedral - interesting water fountain - really feel like putting your feet into it, especially when the weather is hot :)
Written 25 October 2020
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