At the end of the descent of Cerasìa, we find the Granèli fountain, which for centuries has been one of the most useful fountains in Badolato, especially before the construction of the municipal aqueduct, but also after, due to its location at the beginning of the path to reach a significant part of the cultivable land.

Those who had to reach the marina or other towns and did not take the Vodà stream, but the Granèli river would pass by it, ascending towards Mingiànu, continuing to Mazzafèrru. Of course, this was before the construction of the provincial road built in the 1880s to connect the Borgo with the railway station.

The fountain has been very useful over the centuries, particularly for quenching the thirst of animals (horses, cattle, goats) that would leave the town in the morning and return in the evening.

A few years ago, the large fountain was in a rather poor condition due to the passage of time, risking collapse and loss. However, a massive and costly intervention by La Radice Cultural Association has secured it, implementing a conservative restoration… which we hope will last for a long time.

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