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Address: Piazza IV Novembre, Perugia, Italy
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Look at the detail, every face is different and tells it's own tale

This is wonderful fountain, with many interesting stories carved in stone. Look at the faces and the animals, the detail is a wonder. To think they were carved before computers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Nat P
Magnetic Island, Australia

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Magnetic Island, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is wonderful fountain, with many interesting stories carved in stone. Look at the faces and the animals, the detail is a wonder. To think they were carved before computers, before grafic designers and molds. People spent years and put their heart and soul into the artworks. It is said the fountain was covered during the world wars to preserve... More 

Thank Nat P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

The barrier around it is necessary, but it does detract a little. Must have been a standout in its time. Beautifully constructed.

Thank GaryLex
Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

The fountain is best seen at several times of day, when one starts to perceive the zodiac or monthly scenes and the "symbols of the seven arts."

Thank NicJBoston
Tustin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Fontana Maggiore is a large and lovely 13th century fountain which has been restored and is fully functional. It is a great work of art and focal point of the Old Town Piazza IV Novembre. It is definitely worth seeing and photographing.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 441 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Located in the Piazza iv Novembre this is a very interesting fountain. The Fontana Maggiore or Main Fountain was at one time the main source of water for the town. We sat on the steps by the Duomo for a short rest. It was a pleasant setting and good for people watching. The fountain is an attraction so people tend... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Beautiful fountain in a pretty piazza. It's worth seeing the ornate and well preserved fountain. Take a moment to reflect on the fountain while sitting on the stairs or one of the cafes in the area.

Thank Gail K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We sat in the steps of the church across from the fountain and enjoyed some shade and people-watching while eating some lunch and a little gelato. Fountain is pretty, and the square its in is open and pleasant with plenty of food options.

Thank TexasMargs
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I used this place to stop and have a bit of a break in the summer heat. It has a nice garden and the fountain is bigger in real life than pictures make it out to be. A good passing by sight onto other historic sites around Perugia.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

You can stay a long time looking at all the sculpted characters, in 2 concentric rows, going around the cake-shaped fountain. Nicely kepted/restored. White and clean. The irregular square gains a lot from its presence.

Thank aa27
Maroochydore, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This fountain is so different from what we have been seeing around Italy. Beautiful pink and white stone. Lots of carving on it too. Just lovely to stand back and take it all in. It is in a lovely square in the centre of town.

Thank Rhonda E

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