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Fontana del Nettuno

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Address: Piazza del Nettuno, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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As old world piazzas go, Piazza Nettuno and its fountain are examples of classic Italian beauty as well as architectural and artistic design and execution.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Williamstown, Massachusetts

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As old world piazzas go, Piazza Nettuno and its fountain are examples of classic Italian beauty as well as architectural and artistic design and execution.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This statue is generally acknowledged by locals and tourists alike as the most frequently-used meeting point in the city. Aside from the two towers, it is one of the focal points of the centre, and is often at the centre of any demonstrations or displays in Piazza Maggiore. It sits between the Salaborsa city library and the Palazzo Re Enzo,... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ask around why this fountain is one of the secrets of the city. The explanation is inexticably linked to the city's history, arts and heritage. This is usually a meeting point for a lot of people and its not hard to understand why.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Built in the late 1500's this attraction had so many people taking photos and it was winter, 3 degrees Celsius. An amazing attraction as you enter the piazza.

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Oxnard, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the center pieces of Bologna Fountain of Neptune a must see if you are in town shopping, along with some of the longest covered walkways you will ever see. During the rainy season you walk and shop without needing an umbrella.

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Trondheim, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice addition to the old square, it looked really nice next to the christmas tree. Reminds me of the Neptune statue which can be found in Gdansk's old town :)

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

this day in early January was cold so Neptune looked pretty cold. But there are some nice places to warm yourself in the cafes around the square

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

It is in the main square of the Old Bologna. Nce place to meet friends and hangout. It is a good meeting point also, near Due Torri and some restaurants too. It is a good monument that is well preserved and still has water. Nice place to visit and take a picture! ;)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We were keen to see this statue in Bologna but were a bit dissappointed with it. It's not a "Fontana del Nettuno".

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

The beautiful Fountain of Neptune is the focal point of Piazza del Nettuno. Neptune sits on upon the fountain in a very majestic pose with trident in hand. The very same trident that Maserati based its logo on. The various figures around Neptune give the fountain a nice balance. Be sure to see it in the evening as well. Great... More 

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