The large fountain in Piazza Mazzini was created (1927-1930) during Italy's Fascist dictatorship by the architect Raffaele de Vico (1881-1969) and the sculptor Ermenegildo Luppi (1877-1937).
The fountain is made up of a large, octagonal pool, which is surrounded by four columns. Each column sports the (mutilated) insignia of the Italian Fascist Party and is crowned with an eagle. The small basins at the bases of the columns are decorated with fish or sea monsters.
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