Fontana Maggiore, Perugia

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Fontana Maggiore is a medieval fountain in the middle of the Piazza IV Novembre. Sculptures line the sides of the basin, depicting scenes from the Old Testament. There are also signs of the zodiac, prophets and saints, and events from Roman history. Built between 1275 and 1278, the fountain was erected by a father-son team, Nicola and Giovanni Pisano. Using our international travel planner, Perugia attractions like Fontana Maggiore can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • You cannot, via the Centre of Perugia, you don't notice the beauty and style of this fountain, so particular and so graceful in his embed itself perfectly in the setting of Piazza IV Novembre (we are talking about the historic centre of Perugia, for me one of the the most beautiful in the world, no exaggeration). Leaving aside the whole historical overview that you can find in books or on the internet (which I invite you to read and, especially, experience it live), this fountain represents the symbol of the city of Perugia, fervent town in the heart of beautiful and verdant region of Umbria. Must see!
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  • This fountain is spectacular ... If you visit the Centre of Perugia, you can't not see it! Unique feature truly deserves!
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  • Is nice although penalized by Gates and by the fact that it is not in operation. It is still in tune with the environment of the square!
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  • A beautiful fountain lined with sculptures.
  • Beautiful.
  • The fountain, prepared in the workshop and then mounted in the middle of the square, was built in stone of Assisi. Consists of two concentric polygonal bronze Cup surmounted by a marble tubs (fuser work perugino Red Padellaio) adorned with a bronze group of nymphs from which water flows. The fountain has the decoration with statues and reliefs 50 24 focus Nicola Pisano and his young son John adorned the two concentric polygonal tubs. It was designed in the Gothic style between 1275 and 1278, by Nicola Pisano and his son Giovanni, in collaboration with FRA Bevignate from tracks for the architectural portion of Red Perugini for top Venetian bronze, Ball on the hydraulic side: was built to celebrate the arrival of water in the Acropolis of the city thanks to the new aqueduct that conveyed in the Centre of Perugia the water coming from Mount Pacciano, located a few kilometers. The fountain was damaged by an earthquake in 1348, resulting in arbitrary reconstruction of the order of the panels; It has undergone restoration for the first time in 1948/49 and again in 1995/99.
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  • Very nice was designed in the Gothic style between 1275 and 1278, by Nicola Pisano and his son Giovanni, in collaboration with FRA Bevignate from tracks for the architectural portion of Red Perugini for top Venetian bronze, Ball for the part hydraulics: was built to celebrate the arrival of the water in the Acropolis of the city thanks to the new aqueduct that conveyed in the Centre of Perugia the water coming from Mount Pacciano, located a few kilometers. The fountain was damaged by an earthquake in 1348, resulting in arbitrary reconstruction of the order of the panels; It has undergone restoration for the first time in 1948/49 and again in 1995/99. Served as an inspiration to Jacopo di Grondalo for the construction of the Sturinalto fountain in Fabriano, in 1285.
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  • Beautiful fountain in the Centre
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