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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’...More
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...More
We stumbled across this, it is listed as a fountain but I would call it a cistern as it is a large tank. There were a number of goldfish swimming about. It is obviously very old.
Interesting but not worth going out of your way...More
This does take a bit of finding but it is very close to the Porte de Fontebranda (city gate).
Really interesting history to this place.
To get back up to the city centre there are a set of escalators opposite
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...More