Fontana Moresca

NAME: Fontana Moresca
LOCATION: Piazza Fontana

DESCRIPTION: The fountain, dating from the 1700s, features a circular basin with a double-umbrella structure in the center from which water spurts.
The artistic element of interest was the statues depicting the ox and the lion (symbol of the evangelists) that decorated the two water mouths. They came from the ciborium of the former Cathedral and were stolen in the 1970s.
Now it is possible to admire the copies, works by the Catanese author, placed to replace the stolen originals.

SEE, VISIT, FIND: The fountain is always visible because it is in the center of a square.
OPPORTUNITIES: Lack of on-site information (panels, plaques, etc.) penalizes this 18th-century artistic testimony.

BIBLIOGRAFIA: CAFFARO A.- GARGANO G., Costiera amalfitana, guida storico-artistica, Salerno 1979.


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