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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  • August 17, 2017
    So there is nothing to do. It must be that these works are but covering the reconvrant could have been a picture of the statue. So disappointed.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Saw it before the renovation. Nice XVIth century fountain in the Piazza del Nettuno. Typical Italian-style, of course, it has its place in the center of the city.  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    The symbol of Bologna with the two towers and piazza maggiore. Currently under renovation. Opera to see
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  • 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.
  • one of the beautiful things to see around Bologna centro.
  • Situated in Piazza Maggiore, this is of course an interesting landmark in the city of Bologna. It is there right in front of the Bologna Library . The fountain was under construction when visited it.
  • Fountain is currently under construction but it has a good and interesting history.
  • Undoubtedly very beautiful but at the moment under restauration and totally covered.

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