Interesting monument for 99 Kings that ruled in this region. One fountain represents one head of the a King. The water from fountains are not for drinking.
Great little spot that is quite different. Go and count the actual spouts then see if you can find the missing ones (there are 99!)...
This lovely place is tricky to find but worth a visit. The city is still under a state of disrepair from the earthquake and being at the fountain, which is completely restored, is humbling. It is a real testament to the people of the town and how they rebound from disaster. it's a peaceful place, historical and a definite landmark amongst a city still healing. In the background of the image I posted there is a building with the walls shored, which is relatively common still. Not much else around the area but if you appreciate this type of sight seeing you should visit.
Steeped in history and tradition, this is one of the iconic attractions in L'Aquila which cannot be missed. You can take photos from any angle or light and it will be something beautiful to share!
A beautiful sight to see, initially built in 1272. It's mesmerizing to see so many faces made out of stone; faces of men, women, warriors and animals.
We were told to check out the 99 fountains and it was pretty cool to see. It's located in a unusual place but we found it. It makes for a neat photo op. If you are in L'Aquila I would recommend stopping by for a visit. There is no charge to see it.
The Eagle (l'aquila) is a name honouring the monarch of the skies. It is also the name of a city that has endured troubled and adventurous existence for many centuries. It is also known as "The city of 99".... said to have 99 squares,99 churches,99 fountains.... all of which sprang from a decision to build a great fountain with 99 spouts. from each unusual stonr spout,there emerges something far more important than the life-giving liquid.... what sprouts is life-giving solidarity of the unification of numerous local castles- 99 of them. The city's loyalty to the house of Anjou earned it many honours and rewards,while the production of saffron,a highly prized spice,used both for cooking and dyeing, gave it an important commercial position. Give or take a couple of earthquakes,and this city with its name derived from the humble village of Acculi- which stood on this site in ancient times- or from the emblem of the Imperial House of Swabia, takes pride in seeing the eagle soar,lord of the winds and the storm.
after earthquake this fontaine was reconstructed first - looks very nice now and worth to visit and see.
This is an unusual sort of place, but worth a visit if you are in L'Aquila. The kids have lots of fun trying to count the cannelle correctly!
Not easy to find as directions are a bit confusing but worth seeing. Near by the fountain you have two good restaurants. Not easy to park.
Chiesa di Collemaggio was absolutely amazing. The most beautiful church however full of sadness also due to the damage caused by the earthquake in 2009. The least liked aspect of our travel was the public transport system and how difficult it was to travel around and how much it had changed from my last visit. also very sad to see the centro of L'Aquila still damaged with little work being done after 4 years it appears such a long way off before there is any chance of seeing the L'Aquila i remember.
We walked through town, circumventing closed streets, down a long curving road to the fountain and really enjoyed sitting there for a while. If it was damaged at all in the 09 earthquake, you couldn't tell. It may be one of the few sites that has been completely repaired.
The coplex fountain you have in front is a perfect corner of the classical medieval life. A natural spring fountain, inside of the city walls, where you can still dream of the animals drinking water in one of the corner and the ladies chatting while washing the family clotes. Everything is sourraunded of an extremely impressive master piece.
Same architecture and pattern as the Basilica di Collemaggio. The 3th century 99 Cannelle Fountain is also another symbol of L'Aquila. Impressive view when you are at the top of the stairs! Apparently already rebuilt after the 2009 earthtquake.. unlike the rest of the city of L'Aquila!!
Un simbolo della città, restaurato dopo gli eventi del terremoto del 2009. In pratica un rettangolo all'aperto con sui tre lati (il quarto solo gli ampio gradini che ne permettono la discesa) una doppia fila di fontane. L'ho visto di giorno e, francamente, non mi ha particolarmente entusiasmato. L'acqua NON è assolutamente potabile, a differenza di quanto ha scritto qualcuuno e ci sono anche appositi cartelli che avvisano.