One of the most characteristic and well known places of Cernobbio is the Fountain of Piazza Risorgimento, located on the shore of the lake; a meeting place for citizens and a point of interest for tourists, it is a work of art to all effects.
The fountain is made of white stone from the Berici Hills, also known as Pietra di Vicenza, covered with a layer of acrylic paint. This rock is mainly composed of calcium carbonate, iron, silicon oxide and aluminum; the surface is grainy and uneven because of the marine residues of which it is composed.
It is an easy material to work because of its softness; for this reason very appreciated by sculptors, who have used it since the times of the Roman Empire; it was also one of the favourite materials of the Venetian architect Andrea Palladio.
The pose of the monument is dated 1937; the central structure was made by the sculptor Piero Morseletto from Vicenza in white stone from the Berici Hills. The first documentation is of photographic type and realized by the photographer Piero Vasconi.
Following damages due to bad weather occurred in 2019, the fountain was restored in 2020; in particular, the most damaged parts were the upper basin and the putto placed on the top.