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I toretti

Sparsi in tutta la citta, 10100 Turin, Italy
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Ranked #12 of 123 Attractions in Turin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Fountains, Landmarks
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

The traditional water fountains in Torino have the head of the bull (from the name of the city) as the water spout… the water flows from the mouth of the bull… picturesque and unique to Torino….

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Gdynia, Poland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

The "torreti" are the most recoginisable symbol of this city. On my way around I met only a few but all gave me refreshing water that is why I liked them. Their appearance is connected with an old legend dated from ancient times when the taurus (the bull) died at the feet of the village after he had defeated the... More

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Montreal, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

These little green water fountains spouting good water from a bull's mouth, are symbol of the city, situated everywhere for the benefit of the thirsty When satisfied you can adopt one (http://www.ilovetoret.it) as your own protected fountain!

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Cesena, Italy
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716 reviews 716 reviews
375 attraction reviews
1,563 helpful votes 1,563 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

these nice small bulls are almost everywhere in the city. they provide u fresh water so precious when u wander around the city above all in summer. great

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Turin, Italy
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Yeah these little cow-like fountains are almost everywhere in Turin! You don't need to visit them just when you feel thirsty go and drink some water!!

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Turin, Italy
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91 reviews 91 reviews
18 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

The "toretti" are the green, little fountains, characterized by a bull head, that you can find (if you look for them, they are rare!) only in Turin. Their ever-fresh, ever-flowing water is a balsam for poor people, flushed children, pigeons and dogs, in particular during the hot season. they are located, generally, in squares and parks but they are threatened... More

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Torino
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76 reviews 76 reviews
12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

In the hot summer days they are like a mirage! Their cold water is so refreshing and tasty that they will be your best drink of the day :) There were people that wanted to remove them, but they were probably just ignorant politicians that did not know what's in the heart of the Torinesi. They have been criticized as... More

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Turin, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Only in Turin you can find this kind of fountains!!

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Turin, Piemonte, Italy
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

Oh, how wonderful it is to be thirsty and find in front of you a fountain of pure water. This bull face fountains are in different points in the city waiting for you to drink from them. Fresh cold water, very good and tasty (as tasty as water can get I mean). You can look for maps with all the... More

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