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Fontana del Porcellino, Florence

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  • Porcellino is a statue of a pig! The story is if you rub his nose and put a coin in his mouth and it falls into the water at his feet you will revisit Florence in the future. interesting place, huge f...  more »
  • Though beautiful, the market has nothing unique to offer in atmosphere or products. Fabrics, useless junk, crowded. Too bad for this excellent location & beautiful place.  more »
  • This is a small market, very close to the Ponte Vecchio, and it's the usual stuff for sale. But, what's lovely is the gorgeous bronze sculpture of a boar (known as Porcellino) on the river side of the...  more »
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  • The bronze statue is really neat, but there's always a crowd around it. Be prepared for some pushing. Nothing special about the "market" around the boar.
  • Drop your not needed coins here for some cheap luck. Put the coin in the hog's mouth and let it drop. If it falls through the grill below: voila! Instant luck. If not... pick it up and try again! Hours of endless fun here!
  • When you finish your walk trough market and probably after buying something interesting, you will see this statue. Legend says that if you rub the wild boar's nose you will return to Florence.
  • Veeeery crowded. And I want to live under the pig and collect all the money.
  • Nice place. The market is normal as the pig as well. But phat's a place to go and take a pic.