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Fontana Maggiore

Address: Piazza IV Novembre, Perugia, Italy
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Ranked #13 of 95 things to do in Perugia
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks

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Belgrade, null, Serbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Fountain is, in my opinion, the most beautiful landmark in Perugia, you only need to carefully look around and I believe that they will leave you breathless. It's my favorite.

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Ancona, Italy
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622 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Every bit as impressive and beautiful as I'd heard. I only wish I'd had something or someone with me to explain what the different panels and figures represent. Some are obvious (e.g Adam and Eve, or January, when the family pig is killed), some less so. The railing, incidentally, is very well judged. It's the right size and distance, it... More 

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London
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225 reviews 225 reviews
54 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

You cannot miss this fountain it is in the Plazza IV Novembre just outside the Duomo. It is a very ornate construction, with three layers and you go round and round it noticing more and more details from incidents from the old Testament. The fountain is protected by a railing - which is a shame but understandable It is hard... More 

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King of Prussia, PA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This fountain has carvings of the zodiac, Adam and Eve, the seasons and so much more. It is huge and impressive. A great place for photos.

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new rochelle
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249 reviews 249 reviews
139 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

This fountain is right in the main square, so you can enjoy it along with the people and the beautiful buildings that surround it

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London
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Its a lovely ancient fountain but I wished there was a more aesthetic way to protect it - the railings made it look like it was in captivity.

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Farmington, Connecticut
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179 reviews 179 reviews
71 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Just too bad that it is surrounded by fencing that doesn't allow people to approach the fountain. Beautiful spot though.

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Crete
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

It's in a very busy area with lots of people admiring this fountain Built in 13C to celebrate the completion of aqueducts bringing fresh water into the city, it's easy to see why. The carvings and statues around it's edges, many of bible stories, are beautiful. The fountain dominates the piazza and is surrounded by many beautiful buildings. Very well... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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38 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Very pretty and surrounded by lovely old buildings. Sit and watch the world go by for a while, before entering the fabulous Cattedrale di St Lorenzo as this is right next to it.

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New York City, New York
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300 attraction reviews
440 helpful votes 440 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Built in late 13th Century and decorated with sculptures by Nicola and Giovanni Pisano, father and son, the Fontata Magiore is the dominant feature of Perugia, it's the heart of the Centro Storico (the old Medieval town), a meeting place, a people watching place and a delight. Mind you, there are not many in Perugia, one of the few really... More 

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