Fonte Gaia

Fonte Gaia – Siena, Italy

The Fonte Gaia is a monumental fountain located in the Piazza del Campo in the center of Siena, Italy. The first fountain in the Piazza del Campo was first competed in 1342, after much hydraulic construction led water to the site. Underground pipes brought water to the site from 25 kms away. Legend holds that the fountain was met with much joy, and thus the name Gaia or joyous. Others suggest the term Gaia refers to the Latin term for "bride", and that the fountain was dedicated to the bride of God and patron of Siena, the Virgin Mary. The…