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Fontana di Orione, Messina
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  • It is always wonderful see the art and creativity in a fountain. And having this fountain so close to the Astronomical Clock was an added bonus. You must see the clock and the fountain in the square. 
  • Fascinating fountain on the beautiful square! The Orion fountain located in front of the Cathedral of Messina. In the mythology of Orion, son of Neptune, is the founder of the city of Messina. Pyramid are Bowl fountain with symbolic figures of four rivers: Tiber, Nile, Ebro and Camaro. It is the river nourishes the water fountain of the Camaro. Above the upper bowl-Orion in his glory. At the feet of the hero-his dog Sirius. We camped at the site of the Cafe at the fountain and long enjoyed the beauty of Piazza Duomo.
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  • Passing the Cathedral of Messina you can't help but notice the fountain of Orion, impeccably sculpted, as all historical sculptures. There are some statues cute to decorate it.
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  • Beautiful. Be there at 12 in afternoon for surprises. ☺️👍
  • Very nice.
  • One of the funniest fountains I've ever seen
  • Impressive and Ancient Monument.
  • Messina's monumental fountain created by FRA Giovanni Angelo Montorsoli (1507-1563) disciple of Michelangelo, dating back to 1553 and performed in collaboration with Domenico Vanello, is located in piazza Duomo. "The most beautiful Fountain of the 16th century European" was defined by the art historian Bernard Berenson, and in fact that is a work of uncommon beauty, of great significance and of strong emotional impact. Was commissioned by the Senate of Messina in 1547 celebratory purposes, with the idea of setting in memory the first city aqueduct that took advantage of channelling the waters of the torrents Camaroe Bangura, started in 1530 and completed in 1547 by the architect Taormina Francis Cameola.
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