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The Dolphin Fountain

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Let’s dive into the deep waters of Lower Bergamo: how is it possible?

Thanks to the beautiful Dolphin Fountain. A strong two-tales triton rides a dolphin by which the water gushes, along with the two deity masks on the column sides.

You will better appreciate the fluid lines of this Fountain by walking around it, admiring the triton’s dynamic pose.

On the other hand, there is also a bas-relief on the Fountain’s base representing a big pinecone, the symbol of the Pignolo borough, one of the most ancient districts of Bergamo.

In the Middle Age, before the Venetian Walls were built, this area was full of wide and lush conifer woods, whose fruit is indeed the pinecone.


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Let’s dive into the deep waters of Lower Bergamo: how is it possible?

Thanks to the beautiful Dolphin Fountain. A strong two-tales triton rides a dolphin by which the water gushes, along with the two deity masks on the column sides.

You will better appreciate the fluid lines of this Fountain by walking around it, admiring the triton’s dynamic pose.

On the other hand, there is also a bas-relief on the Fountain’s base representing a big pinecone, the symbol of the Pignolo borough, one of the most ancient districts of Bergamo.

In the Middle Age, before the Venetian Walls were built, this area was full of wide and lush conifer woods, whose fruit is indeed the pinecone.


Not to be missed in this area