The medieval wellspring of the Castrum Diani
The Fontana del Melo is a medieval fount in Diano Castello, placed along the ancient mule track towards Diano San Pietro.
The Castrum Diani was built on a promontory that was easy to defend but almost devoid of water sources. In order to guarantee a sufficient supply of water in historical periods in which raids and sieges were frequent, huge cisterns for the collection of rainwater, called “lone”, were dug underground.
Teseto a cura di Nicola Ferrarese, immagini di Nicola Ferrarese e Corrado Agnese