Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria), Palermo

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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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  • Right now is wonderful looks fresh from restoration is easy to reach the historical center. Really worth a visit because of the large amount of naked statues (the shame) that surround it.
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  • Called fountain of shame ". Well, for the time, when this fountain installed probably really was too openly. Us true heads of different animals and monsters more impressed.
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  • This fountain use to also be called the Fountain of Shame. . It was donated to the city by a wealthy family & built outside of the convent... it was called the fountain of Shame because of the feeling...  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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