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Fontana del Nettuno

Address: Piazza del Nettuno, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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Ranked #16 of 128 Attractions in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

It's right there in the middle of the main square of the city, even if you don't want to see it, you'll see it. Like many other fontana and statues in Italy, I was just not very comfortable with all the nudity but I guess it's art (that's what people say) and it indeed makes an ordinary fountain look so... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

a lovely piazza setting. We found a restaurant close by that served pumpkin sorbet with balsamic vinegar dressing - stunning attraction with lots of great cafes and people watching to do...

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It's in the central piazza. It's a nice spot and you won't miss it if you are in the piazza maggiore. Although we shouldn't split an attraction to many different spots in such a detail. You can visit bologna center in 2hrs walk, without missing anything mentionable

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

When I was in Bologna, I briefly visited with a Bosnian friend who is studying at the University of Bologna. She told me about the "Seven Secrets of Bologna", and one of them was an amusing anecdote about the statue of Neptune. The story goes that every day, the nuns from the local convent had to walk past this statue,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The Fountain of Neptune, with a trident, sits on a plinth and surrounded by "babes." The statue attracts street performers and tourists alike. It is an ideal place to begin one's exploration of Bologna.

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Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Nice focal point to arrange to meet people at later when you split up to do your own thing as it's easy to find and is central. Statue of Neptune in beautiful but all the ladies at his feet seem to be enjoying themselves. Go see!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Great architecture right in the middle of Piazza Maggiore. Neptune's body looks very impressive and intricately designed. A good camera will give you a closer view and will show you how impressive this architecture is.

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Gave us a bit of a giggle on a grey Sunday :) Made some postcards for the children of their Dad and one of the ladies in the statue

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

Neptune in his glory Standing in his glory in the middle of the piazza, Neptune get more on tourist photos than mosfecundityIn his neckenness he is surrounded by fecondity. Also in their natural provocation, the women "offer milk" to the progeniture. Located in the square Piazza del Nettuno, next to Piazza Maggiore, Neptune try to control water

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milton keynes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Very nice fountain, I read in my book that the size of neptunes thumb was related to the size of something else on his body! It's in Piazza Maggiore, which is in the centre of Bologna, a good meeting point, great place to people watch, see some great and not so great street performers, and be surrounded by attractive buildings,... More 

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