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In 1863 Pope Pius IX made a new aqueduct for the city of Alatri which thanked him by dedicating a monumental fountain in 1870. The fountain is located in the town centre in Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore of Alatri.

The project was entrusted to architect Giuseppe Olivieri who made a spectacular fountain of  Pius with a large rectangular tank at the base from which rises a spiral structure. Dolphin and lion heads give rise to an interesting water feature.


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