The ancient fountain in Gallipoli is situated near the bridge joining the old village to the most recent town of Gallipoli. Originally, the fountain was situated in the area called “fontanelle”, in the 16th century, it was moved near St.Nicholas’ Church, and then it was moved again to the place where it is today.
The fountain is made up with two sides representing two perspectives; the side exposed to the South-East is divided  in three parts by four Caryatids supporting a decorated architrave. In each one of these three parts, scenes representing the metamorphoses of Dircis, Salmacis and Biblis, are sculpted.
On the side exposed to the North-West, instead, you can admire the coat of arms of Charles III Bourbon, the coat of arms of Gallipoli and a Latin epigraph.

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