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Piazza San Babila Fountain, Milan

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Donated to the city by the Ente Autonomo Fiera Milano in 1997, this fountain was designed by Luigi Caccia Dominioni. It is situated in front of the portico of the Toro Assicurazioni building- a garden of water and stones. The water falls from a central pinnacle into a large quadrangular basin which is surrounded by green 'hills'. Using an intelligent combination of stone (it is almost a living museum of Lombardian stone - Serizzo from Val Masino, pink granite from Baveno and red granite from Val Gerola, to Dubino from Valtellina) and forms, the fountain stands as a symbol and an expression of the resources to be found in the region. Thus the water, of which Milan became so proud, and which is today a forgotten part of the city, has rediscovered a role in an urban context and has become a focus for relaxation in the crowded and chaotic city centre.