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Fontana delle 99 cannelle

Via Borgo Rivera snc, 67100, L'Aquila, Italy
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Worth the effort

We visited here on an autumns afternoon to find it peaceful and spiritual. It's worth noting the... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
WOJD64
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Adelaide, Australia
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99 Fountains

A must to visit when you are in L'Aquila. Slightly out of the centre, near the train station. It's... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Daniel M
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Via Borgo Rivera snc, 67100, L'Aquila, Italy
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We visited here on an autumns afternoon to find it peaceful and spiritual. It's worth noting the different faces of the 99.

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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

A must to visit when you are in L'Aquila. Slightly out of the centre, near the train station. It's a great place to enjoy some peace and quiet. A very unique fountain with 99 faces (all different)

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

In a city which was hit hard by earthquakes and many of the local apartments abandoned due to their safety it is good to see this is still standing strong. The fountains are working and it is a nice place to visit. Warning though the...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

This fountain is one of many mystics of L'Aquila! Up until now nobody knows from where comes the water!!! And it never stops running! Seeing this amazing fountain will make you curious to learn and understand the history of this absolutely amazing city!!!

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Really impressive, it reminds of the ancient city power and beauty. A bit outside the city center but to be seen.

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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We visited in the early evening around 7pm. We had the place for our own. Impressive with 99 fountains and easy to find.

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Reviewed 19 December 2016

survived the earthquake better than ever.... one of the most important symbol of this beautiful town called L'Aquila

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

I think this fountain with 99 outlets has been restored since the 2009 earthquake and all the spouts were operating on the Sunday when we visited. I've read that it dates from the foundation of L'Aquia as a "new town" in the early middle ages.

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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This is a gem of travertine & marble of the 1200s. This large square piazza has the unique 99 "cannelli" (water pipes) representing the 99 tribes that founded the great city of L'Aquila! Beautiful! It's also free.

Thank Ana C
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

I was disappointed in this fountain. There is rubbish and algae in the water troughs. There are weeds growing over it. Their roots likely to cause damage. I realise that this city has other more important priorities at hand but they do need to clean...More

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