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Fontana Maggiore

Piazza IV Novembre, Perugia, Italy
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Ranked #12 of 64 attractions in Perugia
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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King of Prussia, PA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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112 helpful votes 112 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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68 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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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24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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173 attraction reviews
250 helpful votes 250 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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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

fontana maggiore is one of the meeting point of the city of perugia, not only for locals and toruists but also for all the foreign students that live in this city. very nice to relax chatting with friends

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Assisi, Italy
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I pretty much went to the fountain every day when I lived in Perugia...very friendly place in the center of everything. Many people just hanging out.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

There are always lots of people admiring this fountain and as soon as you get up close you can see why in the reliefs that encircle it. Many if not most have been restored/replaced but they are still superb and some of the originals are in the museum nearby. At night the steps nearby are alive with young people chatiing... More

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