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Fontana del Nettuno

Piazza del Nettuno, 40124 Bologna, Italy (Santo Stefano)
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Ranked #15 of 134 Attractions in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Architectural Buildings
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Selkirk, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

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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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Neptuns fountain it's aquiet known as Bologna's symbol, but it's a motif which you can find in other Italian cities like Florence. The fountain conquers the peisage in the square, must see.

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Birkerød
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The history with Pope Gregory III being very annoyed with Neptun and his enlarged masculinity and the mermaids with their bulging breast is understandable considering the time. Interesting place this Piazza del Nettuno with it's folklore.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The square, the duomo and Fontana del Nettuno is a must view if visiting bologna. It is just about 15mins away from the main train station, and at the end of the road there is the due Torre, also worth a visit. Believe that the town centre is all around Fontana del Nettuno so surely cannot miss.

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Cleveland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Nice fountain. Lots of people in the square. Nothing spectacular, but no reason not to drop by, take a picture and enjoy the scene for awhile.

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Perth, Western Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This fountain stands out, it is located in area of Piazza Maggiore and San Petronio Basilica. Lots of pedestrians and tourists here, either enjoying gelato, people watching or taking photos of friends, which is what we did. You could say it is Bologna's mini David!

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The fontana was ok, nothing impressive but the people around were very nice and a lot of art and good food

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

An amazing symbol of the city, well known around the world. The place may get too crowded so I would suggest a visit early in the morning.

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