Pozzo dei Cani

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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,249 contributions
Beautiful well in main square
Aug 2019 • Family
Pozzo dei Cani (literally, dogs well) is an old stone well located in Piazza Pio II (the main square) in Pienza, a very nice Renaissance town in Tuscany Region, in the center of Italy. It was built in 25th Century and nowadays is only a sculpture located in a corner of Pio II square, in the old town. It is beautiful and you will see it, when you arrive to this square.
(See also Piazza Pio II, Il Duomo di Pienza. and Palazzo Piccolomini)
Written May 20, 2020
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westy54
Sydney, Australia6,617 contributions
Literarily translated as "Water Well of the Dogs" but I don't believe that was its function.
Jun 2019
This relatively ornate well, which is located in the Piazza Pio II in front of the Palazzo Piccolomini, was designed by Bernardo Rossellino, no doubt to match the surrounding buildings and the Duomo which he also designed. The well was built in 1462.

The well is made of travertine and has a round pedestal with two steps and two columns, one either side of the well's base, that support a large pediment that is decorated with some carvings and friezes. Written on the architrave is PIUS PP II - MCCCCLXII being Pope Pius II - 1462.

Hard to miss if in this small square.
Written October 14, 2019
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Chris B
Houston, TX2,795 contributions
Unusual and pretty well
May 2019 • Couples
This lovely well can be found in a corner of the Palazzo Pio II in beautiful Pienza. The palazzo was one of the nicest among our stops in many hill towns of Tuscany.
Written June 28, 2019
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Heli K
Lappeenranta, Finland1,207 contributions
Well of Dogs design by Rossellino in 1462
May 2019 • Friends
Charming little well in travertine stone - Well of Dogs - designed by Bernardo Rossellino in 1462. The well is part of the Piazza Pio II and is situated in front of Palazzo Piccolomini.
Written June 2, 2019
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John M
Santa Cruz, CA4,251 contributions
Old well in the city center is a traditional photo op for tourists.
Sep 2018 • Couples
Old well in the city center is a traditional photo op for tourists, but we did not take any, as the sun was not right for any meaningful photographs.
Written December 16, 2018
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Linda B
Raleigh, NC2,113 contributions
Part of the main square
Oct 2018 • Solo
In the Piazza Pio II which is sometimes called the most beautiful square in all of Tuscany! I can't really dispute that! Bernardo Rossellini designed it along with the various palazzos that line the square in the ancient borgo (district) of Corsignano.
Written December 15, 2018
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Borzov
Rijeka, Croatia4,387 contributions
Great spot
Sep 2018 • Couples
Another work of the great Bernardo Rossellini at the central square, where he designed all the important buildings. It is a nice well, with two columns and carved capitals and friezes. It is one of my favorite charming spots of the city!
Written October 16, 2018
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA24,919 contributions
One more charming corner of Pienza
Apr 2018 • Couples
Lovely 15th century white marble well designed by Bernardo Rossellino is another charm of Pienza. Very photogenic spot of splendid Piazza Pio II.
Written July 13, 2018
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Keli S
176 contributions
My favorite spot in Pienza
May 2018 • Business
I've visited here many times, but this year I came in May when the piazza and the well were decorated with flowers. There were vendors on the streets selling everything from succulents to peonies!
Written June 5, 2018
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GRS-SJS
Sebastopol, CA1,285 contributions
Renaissance marble well
Oct 2017 • Couples
Such a beautiful of history and sculpture. The well has a central spot in the piazza of such wonderful little town.
Written January 22, 2018
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