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Faenza, Piazza della Liberta
Faenza is a small town with about 60000 inhabitants in the Emilia Romana, southeast of Bologna. In the Renaissance the city became famous for its artistic pottery faience. Even then, the company exported to the whole of Europe. The monumental fountain in Piazza della Liberta stands between the Clock Tower and the Cathedral. The water supply was always a problem for the inhabitants of Faenza, because the water quality of the wells within the city had to suffer again and again from heavy pollution. At the end of the 16th century the construction of an aqueduct was started, which led the water from a good source of drinking water to this fountain.