Fontana Contarini

Fontana Contarini, Bergamo: Address, Phone Number, Fontana Contarini Reviews: 4/5

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Malgorzata
10,365 contributions
A beautiful fountain in charming Bergamo
Oct 2019
The fountain takes its name from Alvise Contarini. It was built with the intention of beautifying the central square, Piazza Vecchia, and providing the inhabitants with water for domestic purposes and during droughts. In 1885 , the fountain was pulled down to make way for a statue of Giuseppe Garibaldi. A few decades later, at the beginning of the 20th century, it was reassembled in its original position and a monument to the hero was placed in the Bergamo Bassa. This isn't only a beautiful fountain with pleasent cold and refreshing water but, the most important is that it is fountain with drinking water. You can quench your thirst and to take the water with you from a two water drinking outlets. A beautiful medieval fountain in the middle of the Piazza Vecchia, the heart of the Citta Alta.
Written September 21, 2020
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The Flying Spaniard
Sofia, Bulgaria2,409 contributions
Interesting fountain
Feb 2020 • Family
The fountain decorates the beautiful old town square. The design is really interesting, and it contains lions holding the chains with their own mouths.
Written February 29, 2020
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy25,292 contributions
A gift from the Mayor
Dec 2019 • Solo
In 1780 the Mayor of the city Alvise Contarini leave the city and he gave as a gift this beautiful fountain made by marble Zandobbio.
Octagonal tub surrounded by several statues , two sphinxes facing Palace Reason and Palace New, then four lions and four snakes.
Written December 10, 2019
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REDMAN
Egaleo, Greece3,801 contributions
The lion fountain
May 2019
A fountain holding by lions in the middle of the square of the upper city of Bergamo. Stand there for a bit and got our photos.
Written September 18, 2019
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Departure769811
15 contributions
The age of this fountain is why I looked at it.
Jul 2019
Bergamo has much to offer with so many really old things to see. Had a great time but unfortunately it was very hot in July and that steered us to some shaded areas.
Written September 10, 2019
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nadi O o
Israel1,093 contributions
The center of the core
Mar 2019 • Couples
This fountain is the center of the core of old Bergamo - The old square. Lovely place that concentrate all the beauty of Old Bergamo
Written March 30, 2019
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545medva
Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
More than a fountain
Nov 2018 • Couples
In the middle of the Piazza Vecchio you can't miss this wonderful art piece. It is a gift to the city from a venetian noble. Today it is a nice piece to look at, but earlier it was a water reservoir too.
Written November 25, 2018
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Jaroslav Nečas
Brno, Czech Republic916 contributions
Old town fountain
Apr 2018 • Friends
Historic fountain is in the main old town square. Fountain is not extraordinary, atleast by my opinion. There is a lot more to see nearby.
Written July 1, 2018
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Martino B
Chelmsford, UK4,821 contributions
Nice fountain in the right setting
Dec 2017 • Business
This fountain is lovely and what makes it even nicer is where it is situated in the square it make is special .
Written December 17, 2017
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Baross
Spikkestad, Norway1,477 contributions
Fountain
Nov 2017 • Solo
One of the best moment at Citta Alta was this square with the fountain in Piazza Vecchia. With no map I only walked around with no control and was happy when I saw this I had not done good preperations before this day trip and tourist office outside train station had siesta for 1,5 hours and I hadnt time for waiting so with a lot of luck I run into this top ranked tourist place. Had 2-3 good hours up here.
Written December 6, 2017
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