Fontana delle 99 cannelle
Fontana delle 99 cannelle
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Sydney, Australia6,472 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
When you stand in the centre & look at all the faces of the 99 fountains it is eerie but wonderful.
The 99 fountains are thought to represent the lords of the 99 castles in the L’Aquila valley.
This was also a popular laundry for women 100’s of years ago.
Definitely worth a visit, & reading up on all the history whilst standing there completes the experience.
Written August 17, 2022
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Dr_Miami
London, UK188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Solo
Steeped in history and tradition, this is one of the iconic attractions in L'Aquila which cannot be missed. You can take photos from any angle or light and it will be something beautiful to share!
Written June 5, 2014
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Karina F
Miami, FL172 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
This is a fountain located in a plain and quiet open space filled with history since the 1200's. 93 +6 water spours sorround the perimeter.
Written June 5, 2019
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Silvio M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Solo
The fountain with its 99 spouts was a tribute to the 99 lords who helped to build L'Aquila in the middle of the 13th century by taking care of the construction of one church, one square and one fountain each. The water never stopped flowing, not even during the latest earthquake. It is still a mystery where the water comes from in such abundance, given the rather arid nature of the region. The fountain is not grandious: nothing like the Trevi fountain in Rome. It is rather simple and linear following the austerity of all romanesque architecture of the 13th century but in a way suits the spartan nature of the people of Abruzzi who used to eke their livelihood out of a semi-barren land tending their sheep and trading their wool.
Written July 22, 2015
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Silvio M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
This fountain commemorates the 99 founders of the city who joined forces in the middle of the 13th century to build L'Aquila each financing the construction of a church, a square and a fountain and all together the fountain with 99 spouts; the spring that feeds water into the fountain is still unidentified but the water has been flowing incessantly for over 800 years.
Written July 21, 2015
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Murray B
Adelaide, Australia46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Solo
Great little spot that is quite different. Go and count the actual spouts then see if you can find the missing ones (there are 99!)...
Written July 6, 2014
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Smalldeluxe
Brampton, Canada183 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Couples
This lovely place is tricky to find but worth a visit. The city is still under a state of disrepair from the earthquake and being at the fountain, which is completely restored, is humbling. It is a real testament to the people of the town and how they rebound from disaster. it's a peaceful place, historical and a definite landmark amongst a city still healing. In the background of the image I posted there is a building with the walls shored, which is relatively common still. Not much else around the area but if you appreciate this type of sight seeing you should visit.
Written June 22, 2014
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onip1969
Vancouver, Canada250 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Family
We were told to check out the 99 fountains and it was pretty cool to see. It's located in a unusual place but we found it. It makes for a neat photo op. If you are in L'Aquila I would recommend stopping by for a visit. There is no charge to see it.
Written April 18, 2014
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Terry C
Vicenza88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Couples
We walked through town, circumventing closed streets, down a long curving road to the fountain and really enjoyed sitting there for a while. If it was damaged at all in the 09 earthquake, you couldn't tell. It may be one of the few sites that has been completely repaired.
Written December 2, 2012
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Roberto D
Rome, Italy170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2012 • Couples
The coplex fountain you have in front is a perfect corner of the classical medieval life. A natural spring fountain, inside of the city walls, where you can still dream of the animals drinking water in one of the corner and the ladies chatting while washing the family clotes. Everything is sourraunded of an extremely impressive master piece.
Written September 22, 2012
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