Fontana del Mascherone, Spoleto

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  • Particular fountain in a square just as particular aspect a little disturbing but as a whole very characteristic and impressive.
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  • We walked past this fountain every day on our walk. It's interesting, once. The water is very good, safe, and cold as it comes down off the mountain through the old Roman aqueduct. It is an excellent ...  more »
  • La Fontana del Mascherone of Spoleto is so named for the considerable size of form from which breaks out the water jet. The fountain is one of many famous ornaments that decorate the places of the beautiful city of art. Its beautiful location in Piazza Campello, is easy to reach, by mechanized "Ponzianina-Rock", with escalators and elevators. The water comes from the mouth of a big face carved in stone, warped, howling, tragic, enigmatic, with an indecipherable expression, between the demon and satirical. The fountain overflows the abundant water in three subsequent tanks. The main tank, an ancient tomb from debris, receives water directly from the Mask, while the other two tanks below, are fed into cascade from the first. The latter were used, in the form of a trough, for the refreshment of the animals with which the travelers reached the place of monumental access laboriously Rocca Albornoziana, built on the hilltop Sant'Elia. To the right of the newsstand, on which is placed the Fontana del Mascherone, one sees a small fountain on which stands an old stone plaque, as a sign of hospitality to the Wayfarer, engraved with the inscription "bibe viator", an exhortation to drink for refreshment.
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  • Beautiful.
  • Small and affascimante square at the foot of the fortress with a characteristic fountain
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  • Beautiful in the sunlight, completely restored. Right next to it a small spring pool with refreshing, cold water!
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  • Beautiful sculptural fountain with the representation of "the green man".
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