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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An impressive fortified medieval fountain, built in the Gothic style and one of the many beautiful dotting the town. It is situated on one of the lower parts of the city.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

This medieval cistern and fountain was an interesting stop along our walk through Siena. It was the original source of water for the town, with three sections, one for drinking, one for animals, and one for washing. The fountain now has flowing water with many...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Reagan10
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

We dont even planned to check this one, but this ancient cistern is great - if you can, check it after blue hour.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank AkDemeter
Reviewed October 4, 2018

The medieval fountain (it is more a cistern than a fountain) was built in the 13th century with three arches in Gothic style and a crenellated roof near the city gate after which it was named. It is a bit out of the usual tourists’...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Borzov
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous architecture put into simple everyday tool, this well now only provides for the fish swimming in it. Latin on the far walls and vaulted ceilings add to it charm. Easy to get to if you park in the S. Maria parking lot. We saw...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank telulla311
Reviewed June 27, 2018

We stumbled across this, it is listed as a fountain but I would call it a cistern as it is a large tank. There were a number of goldfish swimming about. It is obviously very old. Interesting but not worth going out of your way...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Taxidevil
Reviewed June 13, 2018

I discovered this site by accident. Really interesting how the place evolved and the importance it had to the city. Really interesting

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Roger M
Reviewed May 7, 2018

This does take a bit of finding but it is very close to the Porte de Fontebranda (city gate). Really interesting history to this place. To get back up to the city centre there are a set of escalators opposite

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank applegate69
Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

Just off the main area of town lies this ancient water source. There is an info board explaining the 100’s of years of history. Definitely worth taking the time to find

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank LKR65
Reviewed January 10, 2018

Constructed in 12th century and still in working order. Water apparently comes from some aqueduct. It is clear but no longer drinkable. Pity!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank tinkle_24
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