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Fontana del Nettuno

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Address: Piazza del Nettuno, 40124 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: 051246541
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Interesting statue

In the heart of Bologna where you can find the Roman architecture. Weekend you can find lots of activities going over there. I think is better to view this fountain with a guide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
TamaraSB
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Brasov, Romania
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Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well not true since the mermaids spout water from well you know while the massive physique of Neptune leaves little to be seen!!! The town fathers meant it that way-- oh the jealousy!!! Anyway you can't miss these bronze beauties when touring the Piazza Maggiore and the basilica Petronio.

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Thank jaybeeFL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This fountain is located in one of the main squares so you'll probably pass it anyway. It's nice, and has an interesting array of water nozzles, but lacks the majesty of say, the one in Florence.

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Hadleigh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was looking forward to sharing with my son Fortana del Nettuno. Unfortunately he is covered in scaffolding obviously getting renovated. Hopefully he will reappear resplendent soon.

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Thank SusieA111
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As title says, statue is being renovated. So i found a picture online, looks impressive. I always have this.. Sigh .....

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Aiken, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The statue is under restoration and our hostess at the B&B didn't know when it would be open again. See my review of the PIazza Maggiore for more.

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Thank SCBill
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Must be beautiful but is invisible by maintenance works. The fountain is completely enclosed by a large tent with scaffoldings.

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Edmonton, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a disappointment for me to rush to Piazza Maggiore to view the Fountain of Neptune---one of the most important pieces of 16th-century public sculpture in Italy. When I was there in June, it was completely covered up for restoration. I couldn't even properly peek through for a glimpse! Ask at the tourist bureau on Piazza Maggiore when the cleaning... More 

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Thank Kirk M
Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was covered, I suppose for maintance. It was pity I couldn't see it. In some others monuments usually the cover has at least a picture of it. This time nothing.

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Brasov, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the heart of Bologna where you can find the Roman architecture. Weekend you can find lots of activities going over there. I think is better to view this fountain with a guide. The hidden messages in the gestures and the history behind the sculpture need explaining for us to understand it fully. As it stands the sculpture is impressive... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are planning on seeing Fontana del Nettuno keep in mind that it is closed for restoration and with limited viewings only at 10:00am Monday through Friday, there is a sign that says it will be under restoration until December 2016 so you will not get to see it in all of its splendor as it is completely boxed... More 

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