Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria), Palermo

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Fountain Tourist Spot
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. Make Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria) a part of your Palermo vacation plans using our Palermo trip itinerary builder.
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  • Beautiful realistic dowries, faces reflecting the emotions. Incredible craftsmanship, worth the attention. A pleasant place where you can sit by the water after long wanderings.
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  • During our walk in tuc tuc (see review) a stop is made at the fountain. Beautiful, toured the square and the fountain. Highlight to see in Palermo.
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  • The Pretoria fountain is undeniably beautiful. I could just imagine if there was no fence. It would even be more grandious. From googling, I found out that this fountain was in fact bought by the Sena...  more »
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  • It is just good to pass by. There is no place around to stay for a drink or finger food. Surrounding buildings are not well preserved
  • Not interesting. It was turned off and poorly maintained when I saw it.
  • I like the fountain...it is nice and interesting. Its a famous place in Palermo so it worth the visit. There is what to see around it - churches, buildings squares so you will not regret coming here.
  • Nice fountain although the neighborhood is not quite interesting. Nicknamed "Fountain of Shame" due to most statues are naked
  • Sculptures arround the fontain

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