The fountain was built in 1867 by the Neapolitan sculptor Tito Angelini.
The fountain consists of a large shell in white Carrara marble, in which stands the statue of the river Amenano, represented as a young man. The statue holds a cornucopia from which water flows into a convex basin. On each side of the statue, there is the sculpture of a triton.
The shell rests on a base on which is placed the coat of arms of the city. On the opposite side of the fountain, we can find an emblem that contains the year in which the monument was inaugurated.
From the basin of the fountain, the water pours into the underground river Amenano, located about two meters below the square level.
Behind the fountain, a lava stone staircase leads to the Pescheria, the ancient city market of Catania.
HOW TO GET THERE
Fontana dell’Amenano is located about 1.4 kilometers from the Catania Centrale railway station. The closest bus stop is located right in front of the fountain, in Via Garibaldi 1, on the bus Lines 503, 504M, 830, 902 and 932.