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Fontana Maggiore (The Major Fountain)
Perugia - Fontana Maggiore (The Major Fountain)
The famous Fontana Maggiore stands at the centre of Piazza IV Novembre. It was built as a monument to celebrate the success of the completion of the aqueduct which carried water from Monte Pacciano directly into the main square. The fountain was erected in 1277 under the supervision of architect Fra Bevignate. The hydraulic system was designed by Boninsegna da Venezia and the decorative sculptures were executed by the father-and-son, Nicola and Giovanni Pisano.