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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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  • Us bolognesi on Neptune we got him under the eyes every day, but sometimes it's when something is hidden which increases its charm. Highly recommended the guided tour (available at Bologna welcome) to find out the phases of restoration, the history of sculpture and much more. When will be freed from scaffolding they'll look through different eyes
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  • Unfortunately they're restoring, and is closed to the public, but you can book a tour together with restorers that with patience and love will explain their work and the secrets of this masterpiece. A reason to return to Bologna when it is finished the restoration!
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  • Sit beside the Neptune Fountain and hear the sound of water gives us a moment of rest amid so many attractions that Rome allows us. Couples sitting, people enjoying the evening. Outdoor music. Wonderful
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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.