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Fountain of the Dolphins
It is located outside the walls, in Piazza della Vittoria, the center of public gardens dedicated to Robert Baden-Powell. It was realized in 1825 with the Porta Leonina, that Pope Leo XII wanted to build in place of an imposing architecture of the quarterdeck shape erected in 1297 along the medieval city walls.
Door and fountain were designed by architect Luigi Landini, a former religious, one of the last inhabitants of the hermitages of Monteluco, where he established a school of fine arts The fountain of the Dolphins in 1932 was moved to the current site when the town, proceeding to the development project the area, he obtained the gardens of the square of Linden.
The shift probably saved her from certain destruction on the day that the Porta Leonina was blown up by retreating German troops in 1944. The current gate called Porta San Gregorio or Porta Garibaldi, was rebuilt in 1947 by the architects Mario Zocca and G. B. Milani.
The lower basin, which until a few years ago housed some specimens of goldfish, is made up of plates and blocks of stone, has an octagonal shape and brings out the coat of arms of the town of Spoleto.
The middle column, placed on a triangular base, is adorned with leaf motifs and ends at the top with another bath in the basin; the sides is decorated with three large monstrous beings identified with the dolphins.
Near a humble fountain shall quench the thirst of passers-by.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18015 W: 130 N: 37959] (205753)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-07-29
  • Exposure: f/0.1, 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2020-11-16 0:30
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