A Fountain for Suffolk
This fountain, dedicated to the City of Suffolk, embodies elements of classic design which symbolize the ancient Roman origins of Oderzo, Italy.
The mosaic tiles forming the amphora, or vase, are a gift from the citizens of Oderzo to the citizens of Suffolk. This amphora resembles many archeological finds near Oderzo from the Roman period.
The words 'Oderzo' and 'Opitergium' on the back of the stele, or column, are the present name and original Roman name of the town. Also, a brass plate shows the shape of Italy and the location of Oderzo.
The bottom of the basin is trachyte, the same marble used to build the old Roman forum and the town square of Oderzo.
August 25, 2003
Gracia and Vigil
This fountain honors Amedeo Obici, founder of Planters Peanuts and Louise Obici Memorial Hospital. Designed by Architect Paolo Rosso of Oderzo, Italy, the fountain commemorate the Sister Cities relationship between Suffolk and Mr. Obici's birthplace of Oderzo.