Being just a tad one-eyed about the charms of Venice, I tend to think it must be the only place in the world with pozzi (wells), such as this one found in a busy campo in that city.
The wells supplied fresh water (*) to the local communities that surrounded campi (squares) until water was piped in from the mainland late in the 1800s.
I had to grudgingly modify my thinking when I began to notice them in many cities/towns in Italy.
Here’s one I saw when I was in Schio with one of the pesky tourists. (Schio is a town in the province of Vicenza .) I liked the doggy handles on the cover.
(*) These wells were very clever. Rainwater was caught in the campi, filtered through sand and stored in clay lined cisterns. Water was a precious commodity, the wells were closely regulated, with the lids being unlocked only twice a day.
So, when you’re in Italy, get out there and find some pozzi, please.