Fontana di Nettuno

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luv2ride
Maryland586 contributions
Jan 2020
Pretty impressive fountain, spent some time walking around it and viewing the many carvings while awaiting the clock tower show. Busy square that seems to be the tourist center for Messina - Duomo, Clock Tower, Neptune’s fountain, little tourist train around city stops here, etc. short walk from the cruise ship docks.
Written December 28, 2020
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Akumuk
Paignton, UK762 contributions
Oct 2019
This statue has an imposing position facing the main harbour, but has suffered the ravages of time. Sadly the grandeur and splendour that once was the glory of this monument has been replaced by a rather tired and unkept appearance. The walk along the harbour to the statue is also beginning to evidence neglect.
Written October 9, 2019
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cisco289
Darlington, SC816 contributions
Sep 2019
Our tour bus happened to drive by this statue two times, and our guide made sure that we paid attention to it. After all, Neptune is the god of the sea, and we were on a cruise. So, we dared not offend him. The statues are very nice but are in a traffic area. They are also typical and not out of the ordinary or worth going out of your way for. However, if you happen to be driving around there, keep your eyes open.
Written September 23, 2019
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Stewart C
Chatham, UK816 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We passed the Fountain of Neptune whilst on a one day stopover in Messina. We had done a self-guided walking tour armed with a fairly basic tourist map and was making our way along the harbour front.
Standing opposite the yachting marina, the statue is quite impressive though a bit distant from the main town and on a busy part of the road. It stands outside what appears to be a nice looking ‘government’ building though it all looked a bit quiet on the day of our visit (mid-week afternoon).
We read later that the statue represents the God, Neptune standing over the two mythical Scylla and Charybdis which in Greek mythology terrorised the straits of Messina.
Continuing on from here we found a small park on the harbour side.
Written July 10, 2019
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dinerdon
Bayville, NJ889 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Like this fountain and sculpture. Did it as part of a city tour. Did a fly by and enjoyed the whole series of sculptures in the fountain. Worth a look in Messina
Written June 17, 2019
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Anthony H
Williamsburg, VA1,134 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
This is more of a landmark than a park. The statue is good, but the lack of water in the Fountain tends to ruin the effect.
Written November 5, 2018
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Gail W
Brisbane, Australia28 contributions
Sep 2018
Messina was a nice place to visit. Seeing Neptune’s statue was very interesting. There is not a lot to see in Messina but when you are on cruise it was fine.
Written October 16, 2018
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rossdrake
Maidenhead, UK34 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
The fountain has seen better days, no water when we were here so just a statue. To describe it as being in a park uses a lot of poetic licence, it is more of a busy roundabout that hasn’t been maintained for a few years....still he does look out over the sea
Written October 4, 2018
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Amarok1977
Wroclaw, Poland56 contributions
Aug 2018
The architecture of the fountain looks nice but there was no water as well as in the other Messina fountains, it was strange as it was August and hottest days (+30-33C)
Written August 31, 2018
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Michael K
Smyrna, GA559 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
This impressive sculpture of Neptune, the god of the sea, was not far from where we docked our ship. Not a lot to do in Messina the day we were there, but its a good launching spot to explore Sicily.
Written June 24, 2018
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