Fountains



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Fonte della Mencia

Located at the base of the Torre Civica (Municipal Tower) completed in 1586, the Mencia Fountain seems to take its name from the large stone mask from which water flowed down into a onyx basin.  These materials were of great value and beaty. The Gorgon mask is sculpted in travertine and adorned with two metallic serpents.  This fountain replaced an older one found in the building to the right and structurally like the fountains in Siena.



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