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Address: Piazza del Nettuno, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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Quite impressive fountain.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Plymouth
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great space to walk around on a beautiful day but disappointing that the statue / fountain isn't lit at night.

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letterkenny
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

It's a pretty fountain in the square...nice to sit and relax by it. Neptune is quite an impressive figure on top

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

An ideal place to start exploring the many sights of Bologna. The bronze and stone fountain of Neptune (Piazza del Nettuno) was finished in 1567.It was commisioned by a Cardinal (C.Borromeo) when his uncle became pope (Pius IV).It is an impressive fountain,showing the strength of the city.(The sport car Maserati has the Neptune trident as logo). Around the area Piazza... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great coffee with a great view in piazza nettuno !!!!Next to the library. great for a pass and fotos!!!Must see!!!

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Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Nice both during the day and at night. People usually gather nearby, so it can be a crowded place sometimes. The bronze figure of Neptune is nude, like many other statues in Italy. Funny fact: the logo of the famous car company Maserati was inspired by the trident in this Neptune statue.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

It was difficult trying to get a clear picture of the statue with beggars sitting on the steps and washing in the little side fountain. With a little moving around and trying different angles we got some photos. Nice statue and I think it will look very nice a night as well. We took the train from Florence to see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

It's a masterpiece of Giambologna. A jewel of Bologna city. Very close to Piazza Maggiore. You can enjoy and cover both of the places within a small amount of time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I really like this fountain and the square that surrounds it. It's a place always full of people with a lot of nice bars. I love hanging out there with my friends especially when a special event is organized.

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