The fountain of Ficaghjola

Bastia cusi Ficaghjola fountainIt was built in 1585, on the initiative of Governor Giacomo Cataneo of Marini.
A launderette was added in 1771, and further embellishment was undertaken.
A small statue of Our Lady of Lavasina was erected after the second World War, by the inhabitants of Saint Joseph (a neighbourhood that can be reached by stairs), in appreciation for her protection, during the bombing of September 1943.
The expression from Bastia ‘beie l’acqua di Ficaghjola’ (‘drink water from Ficaghjola’) means, accepting reluctantly certain compromises.
Source: Bastia cusi ©

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