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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a small fountain/statue at the end of a small market where they do leather goods. A lot of people were queuing to put a coin in the mouth to see if it falls in the right way.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well placed near the bridge, well worth walking passed and having a look at as it’s totally free! You may have to wait a while for the tour groups to finish up and move along.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MaverickMatty
Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

Apparently if you touch the snout of the bronze “little pig” to ensure return to Florence. Markets selling leather bags and other touristy gifts in the area. Can take a bit of time to get a clear photo, and your moment with the boar. Let...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Margherita_Lover
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Great quick stop in a busy square where you can rub the Wild Boar's snout for luck. Passed it on our first night out looking for dinner, so tried to find it the next day however the square is completely transformed during the day as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Adrianpowell00
Reviewed January 4, 2019

This fountain, located under the Loggia del Mercato Nuovo known as the Loggia del Porcellino due to the fountain, actually representing a boar, is a modern copy of a bronze 17th century copy of a roman marble one, and it is said to bring good...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed December 5, 2018

We saw the original made out of marble in the Uffizi gallery. This one is in front of the market and lots of people take photos of it. It's nothing special to be honest.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JanaZC
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Either one is into good luck customs or not. If you are, well you know what to do. The metal statue is a bit of an anti climax, lots is people though trying the luck.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 942ravin
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

A bronze statue of a boar at the edge of a popular market place selling leather goods and souvenirs not far from the Uffizi Gallery. He is a star for photos and a good luck icon.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BrisbaneBetty
Reviewed October 7, 2018

“Il Porcellino” is the name of the bronze figure of the boar, made by Pietro Tacca in the 17th century. This is the most popular tradition in Florence, to rub the nose and throw the coin into its jaws, for luck and to ensure the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Borzov
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

The original mold for Porcellino is in the Uffizi, a few minutes away. We did photos here when vendors setting up, so no crowds, compared to later in day..fun photo op!!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kim B
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