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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. Plan your visit to Fontana Maggiore and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Perugia itinerary maker.
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  • In the center of the central plaza of Perugia, this beautiful fountain marks the end of the former Roman aqueduct that provided water to the city for hundreds of years. It has numerous carvings on the...  more »
  • a lot of history and symbolism in this amazing historical monument, a landmark in the center of Perugia, worth to be seen  more »
  • Just outside the duomo is this fountain that tells much of the town's history in carvings. This city was founded and defended by the Etruscans long before the Roman period.  more »
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  • Beautiful.
  • At first glance, like fontana, seems "dry", no water or anything. Then you get close and you lose to observe all the details and then you realize its beauty. Eventually, away, you can finally capture its overall balance.
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  • Fountain of historical importance and symbol of Perugia.
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  • They say it's the most beautiful Fountain of middle age, I agree it is wonderful. Completed in 1278, stunning the tiles that compose it. Stop by to see it.
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  • The main square in Perugia.
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