The fountains of public places are monumental complexes designed and built by illustrious personalities, which serve to give greater beauty to a square. The imposing structure stands in the center of the square as if to become the meeting point of that space, its aesthetic function is carried out by the beauty of the work itself and by any sculptures that are part of it. The gushing of water has always been a very special effect. The historical function of the fountain is also to be interpreted in the use of a 'drinking trough', as well as as a pure embellishment of the space. Over the centuries, fountains have continued to represent an indispensable element to fill very large spaces and make them particularly important. The habit of using an architectural element for 'public' and private use has also spread to the art of gardens. In Italy there are many luxurious villas and palaces surrounded by acres of greenery where fountains certainly cannot be missing. Water is experienced as a natural element that settles in the garden through various representations: waterfalls, ... continue
continue ..., fishing basins, but above all fountains, where the gush makes this gushing cheerful. In contemporary gardens it is difficult to find monumental fountains, since not all of them have sufficient space available, but there are also other kinds of fountains such as wall fountains or those that reproduce waterfalls. The fountain proper is found in the gardens which have a considerable space which is well occupied by these impressive works. It is also necessary to keep in mind their considerable cost, beyond the material chosen for the realization. The fountain as a work, from what can be deduced, is difficult to find in common gardens, but more widespread are representations of the same model than the larger ones, but in reduced form. The fountain activates the jet of water by means of a hydraulic connection or through a pump. Being reused water, it is clear that these fountains are only 'ornamental'. Drinking fountains, on the other hand, make drinking water flow and therefore their function is very different. Fountains made of stone generally have a shape that is created by means of a base, a basin that collects water and a top from which the water flows. Each fountain can have various decorative elements, such as statues from which the water begins its journey. Stone is an indestructible material over time and the fountain, to be kept in its splendor, only needs to be periodically emptied and cleaned, since algae can form due to rainwater. Some prefer to empty it in winter and cover it to prevent water from filling it, others prefer to have this element all year round. The fountain can also have a lighting system that allows, in the dark, to make the effect even more scenic. Small spotlights can be placed on the edge or under its base. Today, as in the past, stone fountains can be made by a sculptor or, for greater comfort and convenience, purchased from an outdoor furniture store specializing in stone furnishings. Fountains differ mainly in size and this also affects their weight. The installation of a fountain of considerable weight in the garden must be supported by a fairly stable base. The fountains that instead form waterfalls reproduce this natural effect and can be chosen in a double version: the waterfalls made of plastic or composed by means of natural stones. Those made of plastic reproduce the waterfall effect with the water that flows from above and reaches a small pond that contains it. Creating a similar type of fountain with natural stones requires only the search for these stones to be placed next to each other, to form a path where the water flows. It is a solution that goes well with the rest of the garden since natural stones are used. The garden fountains used for drinking, to therefore have a source of drinking water in the garden, have a different shape because the function is different. They can be built on the wall, and in this case the fountain rests on a wall, or they can be a column, and in this case it is a self-supporting structure that can be placed anywhere in the garden, obviously connected to the water system. . In some cases, the wall fountains are also particularly beautiful, since they can have decorations both on the tub and on the part from which the water flows, in such a way as to be enriched and also become an element of decoration. choose in absolute awareness the types of fountains that best suit both your needs and the style you have decided to adopt for the furnishing of your garden. The purpose of this section, moreover, is to make you participate in this world, with all its facets.
It is a market that, in fact, over the last few years has begun to present an interesting mix between products linked to our days and those more anchored to tradition: in a similar context, choosing the best path is not at all easy. We will also try to investigate a series of aspects also concerning the sector of the sale of fountains.