The Fountain of Ceres

The Via d’Acqua’s fourth fountain, a tribute to the abundance of the Bourbon Kingdom

Historically known as “Zampilliera”, the Fountain of Ceres hid insidious water games: by a series of jets were activated turning a key to which the fountain owes its nickname. Built between 1783 and 1784 by Gaetano Salomone, with the contribution of the fountain maker Filippo Carpi, the Fountain of Ceres celebrates the goddess of the fertility of the fields. Surrounded by Cupids and Nereids, Ceres is flanked by the personification of two rivers and holds a medallion with the Trinacria, symbol of Sicily.

Esplora la mappa cliccando sui pin
Beyond the Royal Palace
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