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. Arrange your visit to Fontana del Nettuno and discover more family-friendly attractions in Bologna using our Bologna travel route builder site .
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  • Bologna stories make that many tourists are looking for the key point for the special view of the Greek God. the grating around lackluster it.
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  • After so many months, our Neptune, restored, he returned to be admired; for us, it's like a friend, from healing, whenever you switch from Piazza Maggiore.
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  • After some work at the well, he is now completely "revealed" and especially nice to visit in the evening
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  • Unfortunately is under conservation right now. (As of 23rd November 2017 anyway). The city has placed some great information about the restoration and the sculpture itself on the outside of the work. You can even do a tour of the restoration process everyday from 10AM!
  • Mmmm... OK? This fountain is a Medici family commision from their "oh we are so secular, so independent from the church time". Good old female objectification. #sweet
  • The best place to walk on your feet in Bologna, historical places, state of the art buildings, shopping, restaurants, café shops etc...
  • The city of Bologna's centrepiece, is currently being restored and will look amazing when completed.
  • Even though the fountain was being restored when we were there, tours were being run around the scaffolding giving an unusual, up close view of the fountain. Great idea.

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