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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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  • A fontana-very nice, ornate details located in the center of the square and they leave visitors looking and taking pictures on all sides
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  • Square large and very pretty. The fountain in the Centre divides two stairways facing each other. Great meeting place, busy but not crazy
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  • Beautiful medieval town Fountain with its allegorical figures does go back in time
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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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For a view over the city's rooftops, book your stay at a hotel in one of the old town's heritage-rich hotels. Within walking distance from Perugia's main tourist sites, centrally located hotels offer complimentary parking, free Wi-Fi, and quick access to fine shops and restaurants. If all you need is a quiet room and a warm meal, explore the private inns and hostels on the edge of the city. Many Umbrian farmhouses, surrounded by olive groves and ancient vineyards, also offer good-value rooms just a short drive from the city.
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