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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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  • We could not visit because the fountain is closed for repairs. After all, Neptune is due for major make up and re-adjustment after standing in the elements for centuries in the same position. I guess ...  more »
  • Went to see this and was unable to as it is currently being refurbished and is covered in scaffolding and screens. Check that it has reopened to avoid dusappointment  more »
  • Such a shame but we will return to see it. Scaffolding means you cannot see this. Not sure when it reopens but check if you intend to visit.  more »
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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.