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Medieval public fountains

The public fountains, where locals washed their cloth, are dating back to the 14th century. They... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Borzov
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Rijeka, Croatia
Outside the walls

We were exploring outside the city walls when we came across this medieval well. There was no one... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Taxidevil
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Sep 29, 2018
“Medieval public fountains”
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

The public fountains, where locals washed their cloth, are dating back to the 14th century. They are accessible through the Porta delle Fonti and worth the visit, it is a great part of the town’s medieval history.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Borzov
Reviewed 1 July 2018

We were exploring outside the city walls when we came across this medieval well. There was no one else around when we visited so is a place to get away from the crowds.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Taxidevil
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Unique piece of history so worth the walk. Indeed the tranquil walk around the walls is part of the joy. Look carefully into the pools

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank LordCadwell
Reviewed 20 November 2017

You have to walk outside the walls to see this system that was used to bring water to San Gimignano. It is worth the walk.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank michael p
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Located outside the walls of the city these wells once provided all the water for the city. You have to walk down quite a steep slope to get to these but it is worth it especially if walking the city walls.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank NigePlymouth
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This place reminds me so much of the moment when Ezio Auditore is jumping over the water underneath San Gimignano. So if you are fan of the Assassin's Creed game, you will love this. It is simply fascinating. The whole area around it was deserted...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank galadrijella
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Neat old water source of San Gimignano. Instead of entering the South Gate, walk right along the outside of the walls. Worth the walk and the short hill back up into the city. No crowds.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 31 July 2017

After a pleasant long walk from the city walls down hill, these Medieval fountains are a disappointment. They are basically stagnant pools in a Medieval open building with a few pipes falling water into the pools of water not what I class as fountains. Then...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 14 January 2017

While at first we were reluctant to make the descent (with the knowledge that a subsequent ascent would be required to return to our hotel!), we were glad we bit the bullet and visited the Fonti medievali. It was a sublimely serene place well below...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Victoria O
Reviewed 30 October 2016

I wish we knew more about this fountain's history. It's a really cool little spot to see. Very steep walk to get to it. Not anything I would see back home.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank EllaHoff
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