Neptune fountain Neptune fountain


Neptune fountain

On the side of the square that leads towards via Carducci stands the Neptune Fountain built in 1756 by the sculptor Marco Chiereghin as part of Nicolò Pacassi’s project.

The statue was damaged by bombs that caused the loss of the original trident and the gold crown on the Neptune’s head because of a “hailstorm” of shrapnel. The fountain was the only source of drinkable water available in the city and this is why many civilians died during bombings whilst trying to get water from it.