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Fountain of Mezzomonte

A public water experiment

The fountain consists of a basin whose shape, after restoration works carried out in the 18th century, is semi-oval. Originally, however, the fountain was presumably horseshoe-shaped, as postulated by Lugli. 

Thanks to a comparison with the walls of Domitian's villa, he also assumes that the building technique dates back to the same period. Polychromy was attained by alternating cubes of limestone and tuff, interspersed with clay.

Further information

Municipality: San Felice Circeo (LT)  Region: Lazio


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