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Fontana del Nettuno

Piazza del Nettuno, 40124 Bologna, Italy (Santo Stefano)
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Ranked #15 of 136 Attractions in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Architectural Buildings
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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

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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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Just seeing this wonderful fountain in person sends chills through you! I have seen photos of this fountain for many years, so it was a thrill to see it in person.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Lots of action here on a lovely Sunday afternoon, festivals and festivity. Enjoy the people watching and don't forget to have fun yourself.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Located pretty well in the middle of the city, there are plenty of stores and restaurants nearby. Some of the city buses and the local "little" tourist train stop on the road by the statue. Great piece of art and more mermaids that Starbucks has in Bologna!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Noisy and yet rather amazing. Made of Verde Gris bronze topped by Neptune. This is where the lovely little. " noddy train" goes from. The main square where it all happens

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Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It is large and interesting but can't say a lot about it. The two squares are next to each other and this part is the stepchild!

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Schodack, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is a fountain in the main square - it's beautiful and ornate - but agree with previous reviewer - its a fountain.

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Selkirk, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Very artistic and calming. Beautiful workmanship and the relaxing gurgling waters were wonderful.A great palce to visit and good restaurants nearby offered Italian buffets with local wines and beers for 1 Euro, with a meal.

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Malmesbury
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Maybe I'm missing something but this is just a fountain you pass as you walk between other places. It's quite an ornate fountain but that's all I can say about it.

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Piazza del Nettuno consist of the fountain, the duomo and the two towers close by. The fountain is the icon of Bologna and the trident is the symbol for Maserati. Its a good 20 min walk from the train station but there are stores on both sides of the street so the walk is rather fast. Since this is the... More

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