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“Old and New - Museo Santa Maria della Scala”
Review of Fonte Gaia

Fonte Gaia
Reviewed 4 July 2018

The fountain is astonishing. It is relatively newly restored with the old fountain now an exhibit in the Museo Santa della Scala which has on exhibit the original pieces dating back centuries with the 19th century pieces and then the modern.

It’s facinating to see the effect time has on exposed art. The exhibit is well put together and worth a visit especially if you do the tower climb.

Thank TAR100
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

It is hard to miss this fountain as it sits at the top of Piazza di Campo which is the main square in Siena. It is not on the same scale as the fountains of, say, Rome but if you are in the square you can see it. A pleasant enough place to sit.

Thank Taxidevil
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

It was a stunning public fountain right at the top of the Campo. Beautiful carvings send cool drinking water spouts. Lovely steps to loiter on and people watch at the Campo.

Thank deepaktirthani
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

I am hesitant to give this 5 stars as I wouldn't go out of my way to see it. But there is 90% chance you will see it anyway as it is located in the main square, and there are no other monuments there so its very easy to spot.

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

If you visit the museum del scala by the duomo you will see the original pieces dating back to the 1200's
Great photo opportunity as long as it is not too busy

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