The fountain of Madonna Verona, which was repaired in 1368, is one of
the oldest and best known fountains in the city. It is constructed in
the form of a female figure, dating back to Roman times. In her hands,
the statue holds a scroll bearing the emblem of the city of Verona.
She is resting on a base (also of Roman origin), on which are sculpted
eight masks from which the water flows. On one of these the epigraph
[Mar]morea Verona (Verona Marble), testifies to the promise made by
the Scaligieri to transform Verona's buildings. The monument was
erected at the wishes of Casignorio della Scala, to celebrate the
repair of the city's aqueduct.
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