Fonte della Fata Morgana

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Fonte della Fata Morgana

The Fonte della Fata Morgana (in English: Fountain of Fata Morgana), locally also called '"Casina delle Fate" (Little Fairy House), at Grassina, not far from Florence, Italy, in the comune of Bagno a Ripoli, is a small garden building, built in 1573–4 as a garden feature in the extensive grounds of the Villa il Riposo of Bernardo Vecchietti on the slope of the hill called Fattucchia.

It is among that group of artificial garden grottoes and nympheums made for private gardens, and less well known than those in the Boboli Gardens or the Medici villa at Pratolino. The Fonte di Fata Morgana at one time was enriched by sculptures, including one by Giambologna. Recently acquired by the Comune di Bagno a Ripoli, the site is under restoration.

Coordinates: 43°43′54″N 11°16′43″E / 43.73167°N 11.27861°E / 43.73167; 11.27861