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Fonte Gaia in Siena – A Joyful Fountain for Art

From Colors of Europe Fonte Gaia, in Siena’s Piazza del Campo, was so beautiful that local artist Jacopo della Quercia (1374-1438) became known as ‘Jacopo della Fonte’ after decorating it with reliefs between 1409 and 1419. The people of Siena always loved this fountain: it is said they nicknamed it “Gaia” (“joyful”) as soon as […]

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