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Lat: 37° 30' 7.396480" N - Long: 15° 5' 13.16345" E
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The Amenano fountain is dedicated to the river with this name that flows under Catania.
Located between Palazzo dei Chierici and Palazzo Pardo, it was built in 1867 in Carrara marble by the Neapolitan sculptor Tito Angelini.
From a large shell-shaped basin rises the human personification of the Amenano river as a young man holding a cornucopia, symbol of abundance and fertility, accompanied on both sides by two tritons.
The leaking water is poured into a tank with a rounded edge.
Water, overflowing from this tank, produces a cascading effect that gives the feeling of a sheet.
Hence the Sicilian way of saying "acqua a linzolu" to indicate the fountain.
The water that falls from the tank again pours into the river below, which flows at a level of about two meters below the square.
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