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Fontana del Nettuno

Piazza del Nettuno, 40124 Bologna, Italy (Santo Stefano)
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Ranked #17 of 128 attractions in Bologna
Type: Architectural Buildings
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The ladies on the fountain is a must see! I really liked the design. Very erotic and different to a lot of fountains you see in Italy

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Ok, nice fountain and nice statue on the top of it... This fountain is on a square named Piazza Maggiore and many people use to gather here in the evening.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

It is one of the MUST SEE things in Bologna. You marvel at the talent and work it must have taken to make this ..

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

You'll never not see this statue if you're wandering through Piazza Maggiore. That said, it really is a great statue - imposing and grand. We weren't able to see it with the water on, but I would imagine that would just add to the grandness.

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Busselton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I must have taken a photo of every statue in Bologna but I still think Neptune is one of power and culture. Mind you the bloke in the photo is better than any statue. I must admit that it is a site to see. Any if you are passing Piazza Maggorie then you will happen upon Neptune anyway. Enjoy.

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The stunning statue of the god Nettuno placed at a large square, with a lot of historic monuments and public buildings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

A very strong and robust sculpture of Neptune in this lovely piazza. He is not very well endowed for such a large man, but locals will tell you to look at him from behind and you will notice something different!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The "Fontanna del Nettuno" is the best known fontain of Bologna (where it is known as "il Gigante"), and one of the main landmarks of the city, being located in Piazza Nettuno near Piazza Maggiore. It was completed in 1567, has a Mannerist style and features in it's top a bronze sculpture of the God Neptune holding a trident in... More

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Valletta, null, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Especially at night its amazing. Pity there are no restaurants in this piazza would be nice to dine here. Make sure you visit both at night and during the day.

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Sydney,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The Fontana del Nettuno in the heart of the Piazza Maggiore Bologna is a strange and somewhat ugly Fountain. I believe the Bolognese people are somewhat embarrassed by the fountain as it's extremely erotic and somewhat distasteful. When in Bologna do go look and see what they talk about.

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