Fontana delle 99 cannelle

Piazza San Vito (L'aquila)

The fontana delle 99 cannelle, also known as Rivera, is a historical monument.

Located in the Rivera, one of the oldest of the historic centre, near the river Aterno, the fountain is composed of ninety-three stone gargoyles and six single, taps most of which water flows. According to tradition, the cannelle are ninety-nine castles, in the 13th century, participated in the Foundation of L'Aquila.

Among them, of particular interest is that the far right depicting a man with the head of fish that would refer to a medieval tale known as Colapesce legend.



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