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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  • Are perugino, the fontana maggiore is for us a symbol of the city that enchants us since we teenagers until we review more carefully together with our children. I don't know if everyone knows but is invaluable from the artistic point of view, greater than that of the nearby Cathedral! 750 years ago well Nicola Pisano and his son Giovanni designed and adorned with beautiful carvings this masterpiece; look for the lion and the Griffin, which is also the symbol of the city, and you'll be speechless ... don't you just look at the water that gurgles ... Although seems to cool off during these hot afternoons.
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  • To Center a beautiful square between the Church and the Museum the lazy Italian beautiful ballads in the small streets around
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  • Tend to inadvertently overlook it because Italy is how Piazza located also fountains, the fountain is worth a look is. Can't unfortunately surrounded by fences, and a look at upcoming, relief, try watch while still around?.
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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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