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Pond of the Dances

Two streams flow from the Ship Puglia, named “Crazy water” stream and “Wise water” stream, which flow into the Pond of the Dances built in the shape of a violin, in memory of Gasparo da Salò, the inventor of the instrument. D’Annunzio, a music lover, wanted to create a place where the harmony of music and the waters chasing each other would inspire the dancers to move freely in their performances. This place in which the wild and sensual naturalness expresses itself with apparent spontaneity, was forged in d’Annnunzio’s imagination through the work of the architect Maroni. This place which had long been closed was reopened to the public in 2013 on the occasion of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the poet’s birth.  

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