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Address: Piazza IV Novembre, Perugia, Italy

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Nice spot to sit and enjoy a snack or lunch

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Located in the heart of the historic center in the famous Piazza IV Novembre near the main cathedral Duomo of Perugia. A beautiful fountain artistically relevant and absolutely one of the symbols of the city. The fountain is completely surrounded by a fence that does not allow to approach it too, though you can see it well close to snatch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

In my opinion this masterpiece, made of pink and white stone is the symbol of the city Perugia.It's a must see, located in Piazza IV novembre.

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Belgrade, null, Serbia
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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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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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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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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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Address: Piazza IV Novembre, Perugia, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Umbria  >  Province of Perugia  >  Perugia

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