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Fontana del Nettuno

Piazza del Nettuno, 40124 Bologna, Italy (Santo Stefano)
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Ranked #14 of 128 Attractions in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
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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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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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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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Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Impressive like so many fountains on esee in Romw for example. The trident used as symbol of the car firm mentioned above.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Commanding the Piazza Maggiore, this medieval marcel is well worth seeing. With photo opportunities backdropping the statue of Neptune with the castellation of the castle, your camera is a must take. The fountain is known by everyone in Bologna, an easy meeting place for lost souls, and at the centre of pretty well everything to see Bologna has much to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

A lovely fountain in a lovely square. On a Sunday lots of prople & lots of action. However, it's main attraction is being attached to Piazza Maggiore...

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a beautiful fountain in the middle of the piazza. It is said that in those years, they got a specialist to lay an aqua duct to get water to flow into the fountain from a distant source and this was seen as some kind of a miracle by the locals in those days.

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