Fontana del Porcellino, Florence

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  • Pretty market in the Uffuzi district that legend tells us if you stroke his snout you will return to Firenze. I hope we do. Florence is an amazing city best viewed with very careful forward planning. ...  more »
  • This is piglet? I thought wild boar! Visited in the stalls looking for leather this is Piglet's aim, not near open market said. I think leather stalls out at different places (Piazza Mercato Centrale (central market)), but this one is high quality and the less fake goods.
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  • The Fontana del Porcellino is the sculpture of a small boar, a "piglet", which is about 500 years old. Tourists enjoy putting a coin through its very polished snout making a wish. The snout is extreme...  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.
  • try your luck..one of the main tourist attractions of Flrenze
  • Fountain dear to Hans Christian Andersen, famous author of fairy tales.
  • 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.

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