Cassuca Fountain or Cassù Fountain

Architecture · Montenero di Bisaccia

Cassuca Fountain, in dialect Fonte Cassù (Cassù Fountain), is an ancient fountain located in the area of Valle delle torri and precisely in Via G. Garibaldi in Montenero di Bisaccia. Together with other minor fountains, it represents a window on the rural past of this area and, according to popular tradition, it was the place where Annibale took a break.

Cassù Fountain is a masonry fountain, with arch structures, probably attributable to Roman origins. It was a fountain at the service of the old village and peasants, who used it until a few years before the Second World War. In the III century B. C., Annibale, after the Battle of Trasimeno, instead of marching on Rome, entered in Frentania and sacked the entire region. To help his soldiers with water, before to march towards Guardialfiera and Larino Plain (called Gerione at that time), he placed his camps in Montenero di Bisaccia, just near Cassù fountain, which in dialect means refrigerate.

Today the Fountain is no longer usable, but thanks to a recent restoration it was returned to those who wanted to visit it.


Address

Montenero di Bisaccia - Valle delle torri - Via G. D’Annunzio

Site is visitable and accessible
Opening time

Always open.