Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria), Palermo

Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria) is a fountain created by Florentine sculptor Francesco Camilliani between 1554 and 1555. Also called “Fountain of Shame,” this structure is decorated elaborately with dozens of carved figures, including animal heads, nymphs, monsters, ornamental staircases, gods and goddesses, and nude figures. This is all accompanied by a water system that was advanced for its time. The fountain is lit up at night. Our Palermo trip planner makes visiting Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria) and other Palermo attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Part of our horse carriage ride from the msc meraviglia. Stopped here for photos. Really beautiful to walk round.  more »
  • Very central, right next to Quattro Canti and in front of the Town Hall square and great source. Beautiful both day and night. Rich in details.
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  • the square is surrounded by beautiful buildings from the stage to the lovely fountain Pretoria, commonly known as the fountain of shame, the tanks are supplied by fountains and jets that provide water in continuity, the levels at which they laid out the tanks are concentric, the presence of nymphs unveiled, fauns and Newts, and classical deities resulted in the nickname "Fountain of shame, a real show every detail deserves attention.
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  • huge fountain in front of the city council and surrounded by some amazing decedent buildings.
  • Very nice, it’s pity it’s fenced, so you can only view it from a distance.
  • Lovely place I just want to put my feet in the water it's so hot.
  • One of the most beautiful Italian squares
  • Beautiful place in the heart of Palermo. Very nice and cozy restaurants in the neighborhood.

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