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The Water Organ fountain (Fontana dell'Organo), Villa d'Este, Tivoli | Tivoli - Villa d'Este (IMG_3889_90_91.jpg)

The Water Organ fountain (Fontana dell'Organo), Villa d'Este, Tivoli

The Water Organ Fountain has a more sophisticated and complex design, with tabernacles, statues, columns, arches, and bas-reliefs, ending with a falcon statue, the symbol of the Este family. It is said that the hydraulic-pneumatic technology of the famous 16th century Water Organ Fountain, a water-and-air-powered musical fountain, actually dates back to 1st-century Alexandria. It was designed by Claude Vernard.
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