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Fontana Maggiore

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Address: Piazza IV Novembre, Perugia, Italy
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A lovely historical fountain

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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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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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.

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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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