Fontana dei Puttini
The Fontana dei Puttini (1952), in Florence, is a rather curious affair.
The work of the Florentine sculptor Mario Moschi (1896-1971), the fountain, which stands in Piazza Vasari, is made up of a column of four putti and a tortoise.
There is no arcane symbolism in the design; Moschi was simply inspired by the sight of his energetic little granddaughter, crawling around the house in pursuit of the family tortoise. She was, he thought, as lively as four toddlers put together!