Fontecchio

A few days ago I had the chance to revisit a favourite village in the mountains east of Rome, near l'Aquila, and see the marvellous late-fourteenth century fountain again. It stands just outside the fortified gate which leads into the medieval village, on a square which opens towards the mountains beyond, and is itself overlooked by a small gothic-style shrine.

                                                                           ©Edward Burman

                                                                         ©Edward Burman

Below is a detail of one of the four masks on the central column of the fountain which decorate the spouts.

                                                                          ©Edward Burman

                                                                        ©Edward Burman