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Address: Piazza del Nettuno, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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Great to know that Neptune's trident was the inspiration for the Maserati logo. The bronze scuptures of the lactating mermaids as well as Neptune needs some maintenance work on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Great to know that Neptune's trident was the inspiration for the Maserati logo. The bronze scuptures of the lactating mermaids as well as Neptune needs some maintenance work on them.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Designed for the Nobles this fountain found popularity with the common folk too....a great place to wash clothes or vegetables. Of course that was back then.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It is monumental fountain, locate it in he main square in Bologna if you take a look very well and you'll realise something peculiar.

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

While you stand in front of the Biblioteca Salaborsa on the right back of the fountain, you shall notice the endowment of the God Neptune, which is actually left hand of him..

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Tirgu Mures, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This beautiful fountain lies right in the center of Piazza Maggiore. Our 5 years old loved it, we had to walk by and see Neptune at least twice a day, during our entire stay in Bologna.

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Gig Harbor Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The Neptune is located in the main square which is fun just to sit and watch the world go by.....the public drinking fountain attached was interesting and a must photo!

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Located adjacently to the Piazza Maggiore, the Square of Neptune is famous for its fountain of Neptune. But what surprised me the most were the sculptures of the lactating nereids, because they were not working and it just looked strange.

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The beautiful fountain of Neptune, located in the center of Piazza Maggiore, in the heart of the city and the historic center of Bologna. The fountain is embellished with a work of art as a beautiful sculpture that reproduces the greek god Neptune, god of the seas. I'm sure the pictures will be sublime, there is so much to photograph... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Not an attraction you could miss, as it's at one corner of Bologna's main square, Piazza Maggiore. The figures are, as another reviewer suggested, quite racy, but it's still a lovely fountain. I'm sure that it could be even more impressive, as I noticed quite a few places where it ought to have been gushing water, but wasn't. Still, some... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The statue, while beautiful, is hard to explain due to its mildly pornographic depictions and the setting (currently surrounded by construction and renovation) is crowded and noisy and has no other pieces on display.

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