La Bollente

La Bollente, Acqui Terme: Address, Phone Number, La Bollente Reviews: 4.5/5

La Bollente
4.5
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Sherry H
Somerset West, South Africa86 contributions
Jul 2013 • Family
We visited this attraction often during our stay in Acqui Terme this past summer and found it to be un-touristy and very congenial. It is the sort of place one never forgets, because of its timeless unique existence. Beyond any old buildings, cathedrals, monuments....anything man has ever created, this water has gushed from the earth, with its warm steam and healthy attributes. How can one not respect that? We found the people there warm, friendly and helpful. Not your typical Tourist Trap at all. We love it :-)
Written October 13, 2013
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ivacoj00
Belgrade, Serbia4 contributions
Jul 2018
Piazza della Bollente was a special meeting place during our stay in Acqui Terme. Several beautiful pedestrian streets of the historical center of the town are meeting at this plaza. The fountain itself is so beautiful in its simplicity of a design, yet it draws a special attention due to its termal water at 75 degrees Celsius (165 degrees Fahrenheit).
Written August 18, 2018
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Vivian L
Germantown, MD98 contributions
Jul 2017 • Business
The waters are indeed boiling, and smell of sulfur. There are many restaurants in the piazza and you can spend a few hours having a meal or a glass of wine while watching the locals (and tourists) taking their evening walk with families . After dark, the Bollente is covered in colored lights from a projector; quite lovely.
Written July 17, 2017
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Magellano81
Tortona, Italy41,158 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
"La Bollente" or following the right translation ''The Boiling'' the top attraction in the city, the pride of Acqui Terme spa is a fountain located in the heart of the old town, I went one afternoon and I could see it up close. The water of the fountain flows out directly to a temperature above 65-70 C degrees, this means that it is hot to the touch and the risk of burning is high, also a slight smoke comes out of the fountain. Place frequented by many tourists, many of whom are going to drink warm water, I think it has a pretty rotten taste, but it is said to do well.
 
Written February 26, 2015
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Francesco M
Alba, Italy22 contributions
Jan 2015 • Couples
in the very centre of Acqui... awesome to see this boiling water available anytime to anyone. What a touch for Acqui Center!! There should be video surveillance around though.. saw lots of nasty youth around the center....!!
Written January 15, 2015
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Marioviaggiatore
Turin, Italy973 contributions
Nov 2014 • Couples
In a quite nice square we have this very nice fountain with Termal water directly flowing from the earth. It is a sulphuric water and it it a constant 74,5 celsius degree: be carefull.... It burns.
It is great to breath the vapor of the water of this fountain as probably the Romans were already doing a couple of thousands years ago.
Written November 30, 2014
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Jonathan Keler
Aalsgaarde, Denmark45 contributions
We spend one very romantic evening at one of the restaurants at the piazza. Actually it was just a winebar but they served free tapas to their live music. It made the place full of italians and made such a nice atmosphere. Place to get a dinner if you go to acqui terme
Written August 4, 2014
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Susi_2005
Zurich, Switzerland122 contributions
Jun 2014 • Couples
This fountain is a meeting point for young and old, tourists and locals. During the day the tourists bring a bottle to get some of the hot water. In the night locals gather around the fountain and enjoy the night and sometimes the live music of the restaurants around the square.
Written July 11, 2014
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand3,326 contributions
Sep 2019
The historic centre of Acqui Terme is not very big and this elegant little fountain is very definitely the focal point of the town. Sadly there was some scaffolding and other works in the square it's situated in when we visited but it's still lovely with views and interesting sightlines from a variety of directions. If you're near Acqui Terme it's worth a detour for a look and a cup of coffee. But be warned before you dip your hands in the fountain's water - it is extremely hot!
Written September 14, 2019
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Bjorn G
Oslo, Norway29 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
Smell, feel and watch the water. Makes the central town square worth a visit. Also interesting from an archeological point of view.
Written September 24, 2018
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