The Piazza Pretoria in Sicily contains a large and elaborate fountain, which dominates the square. The fountain was originally commissioned for a villa in Florence, but was eventually transported to Palermo in pieces and assembled in the piazza. The fountain contains many beautiful figures found in Classical myth, including gods, monsters, and various nymphs. The statues are arranged in circular tiers, and the water flows through each base. The piece is known locally as the “fountain of shame,” because the sculpted figures are all nude. During our tour led by the anti-mafia group Addiopizzo, we also learned that the fountain has also earned this name because of its proximity to a government building (seen as the large rectangular building on the right in the photo). As our guide related to us, collaboration with the mafia still exists in the Sicilian government to this day; thus, the fountain also represents the actions of some officials to stem the ongoing flow of progress to undermine the power of the mafia.