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Fountain of Piazza Silvestri - Bevagna
Despite the medieval appearance is 112 years old, it is a remake of the nineteenth-century period inspired by examples of the thirteenth century such as Fontana Maggiore in Perugia. On May 6, 1894 the then municipal council decided to abandon the project for the pipeline called "del Monte", considered too burdensome for the municipal coffers and insufficient to meet the city's water needs, and subsequently commissioned the engineer Vincenzo Cerasoli of Imola to prepare a feasibility study for the supply of 300 cubic meters. per day of drinking water from the Acqua Bianca di Foligno spring. After obtaining the new water supply, the Municipality of Bevagna decided to complete the ancient octagonal medieval cistern of the main town square, on which the churches of San Michele, San Silvestro and the Palazzo dei Consoli, dating back to the 12th-13th century, built them. around a stepped basement, the polygonal tub and the medieval cup of style to embellish "for the faith of Popolo and for the virtue of Civic Magistracy" one of the most evocative square of Umbria. The construction of the fountain was entrusted to the Fusi Vincenzo company and to the Luigi Ambrogioni stonemason. The fountain, with the new aqueduct for the supply of drinking water to the city, was inaugurated on 23 August 1896.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13949 W: 132 N: 28427] (166255)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2017-07-04
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/0.7, 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2018-02-06 10:25
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