De Torres Fountain

In 1618 the general castellan Pedro Aloysio de Torres decided to build three fountains inside the inhabited center at the expense of the most affluent citizens proportionally to the possibilities of each one.

In 1618 the general castellan Pedro Aloysio de Torres decided to build three fountains inside the inhabited center at the expense of the most affluent citizens proportionally to the possibilities of each one.

One was on the corner of via Conserva, another near the port and the third, the most important, in what is now Piazza Vittoria. The latter consists of a large marble basin formed by pieces of excavated Roman columns in which water is collected from the smaller upper basin, on which an inscription is engraved in memory of Governor De Torres, the king of Spain Philip III and Pedro Tellez-Giron y Guzman, viceroy of Naples.

Piazza Della Vittoria
Brindisi 72100 Puglia IT
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