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Reviewed 27 June 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

Thank Taxidevil
Reviewed 13 June 2018

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

Thank rcmontex
Reviewed 7 May 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

Thank applegate69
Reviewed 15 February 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

Thank LKR65
Reviewed 10 January 2018

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

Thank tinkle_24
Reviewed 10 January 2018

This ancient "fountain" (really a water supply for the locals of the time, dating back to 1192 IIRC) is about a 5-minute walk downhill from the main sights. There is none of the impressive artwork found elsewhere in Siena, but it is a large building...More

1  Thank FTMDave
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely clear water and koip which swim over to be fed. A nice place to sit. Use the escalator from Pellegrini toake the trip easier

Thank kirrieloon
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Tucked away but well worth finding. There are explanations in English for this. It is a quiet peaceful place with a lot of history attached to it.

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Beautiful old fountain, gently running crystal clear water with lots of fish, lovely place to come to both by day and night.

Thank TeresaCF24
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Had been to Siena many times, but this was my first visit to this fountain. It's nothing spectacular to see, but it is very important in Siena's history and it is a quiet spot to take a break. Also, not far from the base of...More

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