Tancredi’s Fountain

In 1192 the Norman king Tancredi, in memory of the wedding celebrated in Brindisi between his son Ruggero and the princess Irene, daughter of Isaac emperor of Constantinople, financed the rebuilding of the fountain erected in Roman times.

In 1192 the Norman king Tancredi, in memory of the wedding celebrated in Brindisi between his son Ruggero and the princess Irene, daughter of Isaac emperor of Constantinople, financed the rebuilding of the fountain erected in Roman times. In 1549 it was restored again and an epigraph, still on site, makes memory of the promoters of the initiative. In 1828, the fountain was little more than a pile of rubble, the Decurion of Brindisi decided to reconstruct it. For the benefit of the citizens, it was then decided to enlarge it, bringing it to its current dimensions. Among the materials reused are the two masks, attributable to the twelfth century, inserted in the side niches.

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