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Fontana del Nettuno

Piazza del Nettuno, 40124 Bologna, Italy (Santo Stefano)
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Ranked #14 of 132 attractions in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Architectural Buildings
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Cleveland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Haifa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Of course, it is a "must" in Bologna. A wonderful fountain. An assembly of beautiful bronze statues spreading water in the fountain. Don't miss it, is in the center, not far from the main attractions.

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Wheaton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Another place on the list to visit. Great for photographing and gazing up at! Bologna is full of these lovely places to just visit....you can see many of the Seven Wonders of Bologna in a day!

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Valletta, Malta
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15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

It;'s a beautiful place where you can have some photos. Water from the tap near the fountain is very good for drinking too. Beware of pick pocketers.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

An wonderful fountain-an assembly of beautiful bronze statues spreading water.Situated in the homonym square,a little square adjacent to Piazza Maggiore(The Big Square) and surrounded by a lot of other interesting landmarks of the old town:Palazzo Re Enzo,Palazzo Comunale,Basilica di San Petronio.Walking distance(about 300-400m) to Torre Asinelli. The square is very crowded,lots of tourists are wandering here.

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Caledon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Everyone seems to conjugate here and it is heavily photographed by tourists. It is worth a visit- it is often surrounded by street artists and entertainers. I don't think it is the best fountain in Italy however it is a pleasure to see.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

After seeing about a zillion fountains across Europe, here is one worth a picture (too bad I didn't take one). The square is crowded with people, everyone of them stopping for a moment to enjoy the sculpture. Take time to enjoy the other attractions, the bibliotecas and the basilica, and the people watching. Grab a gelato from Caffe Nettuno (adjacent... More

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