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Fontana del Nettuno, Bologna

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The crown jewel of the Piazza Nettuno, Fontana del Nettuno is a monumental fountain topped with a bronze likeness of Neptune, the god of the sea. The fountain's lack of attention to geometric forms reflects the Mannerist style of the mid-16th century, which was brought to fruition by designer Tommaso Laureti. Before you head to Bologna, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Bologna family vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Bologna has to offer, including Fontana del Nettuno.
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  • The fountain of the Neptune statue at the entrance of Piazza Maggiore. Weather permitting, sit outside many people a break. Try visit the place before entering the square, so is?.
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  • Normally it is a place not to miss in Bologna. Currently, the Fontana del Nettuno is under construction and everything is hidden behind a solid coverage.  more »
  • Beautiful as always this fountain of Neptune in Bologna. Known among the people of Bologna as the giant statue ("Zigant") has always been a symbol of the city. Few people know that inspired, with his Trident, Maserati, also well known. During this period were found caged for a series of works of restoration but still open to visitors, even being able to access particular not normally accessible. A really nice piece of Bologna that you can't miss to admire.
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  • Didn't get to see it because it was completely covered in scaffolding for restoration work in July 2016.
  • Under restoration. Completely hidden under scaffolding.
  • Awesome view, but the fountain was under works
  • Truly a wonderful city, filled with many historic sites and monuments!
  • One of the symbol of Bologna! Make a selfie with it.