The fountain of the twelve months

In 1898 many initiatives took place in the city for the 50th anniversary of the Albertine Statute , among which the national exhibition hosted in the park particularly stood out. Carlo Ceppi was in charge of designing the entire exhibition and marked the entrance to the exhibition with a massive fountain, which was to be "worthy of the Fountain of Trevi". The result is impressive: a large oval basin with tilted edges and a waterfall, surrounded by liberty-style marble allegories of the twelve months, the seasons, and the city rivers, signed by the best sculptors of the time. The fountain, which is the only evidence of the 1898 exhibition, was restored and put back into operation in 2019, after having been abandoned for decades.

The national exhibition and the Fountain of the months on the cover of La Tribuna Illustrata newspaper.

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