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“No water - but lots of spice.”

Fontana del Nettuno
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Okay, it was a little 'risqué' but what the heck. You're in Italy and if you like fountains, you'll love Neptune and his lovelies.

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Reviewed September 29, 2012

This is a nice piazza with the statue of Nettuno situated in Piazza del Nettuno which is adjacent to Piazza Maggiore.
A very nice area of Bologna to visit.
Also very close, 5 minutes walk, to Torre Degli Asinelli which can be found at the end of Via Rizzoli.
There are also some nice shops around the area selling prosciuto (ham) and other Italian delicassies.

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Reviewed September 28, 2012

We loved the Piazza on Saturday night. The whole town seemed abuzz hanging out in the Piazza, dining in an outdoor cafe, or on a gelato. The buildings/fountains are interesting in their own right. By day it was equally interesting and a center of activity. Great city!

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Reviewed September 26, 2012

The Neptune fountain sits between the Piazza Maggiore and it's own Piazza del Nettuno. Without writing a book about this lovely fountain, it is a lovely bronze creation of the Renaissance by Jean Boulogne, known as Giambologna.Influenced by classical Greek sculpture and the work of Michaelangelo this fountain made him famous and gave him work from the Medici family, some of which was in the Boboli gardens, The four mermaids at the base of the fountain holding a breast in each hand, and as waterspout, caused more than a ripple in the community and church when the Neptune fountain was commissioned in 1566,

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

The fountain is pretty, but doesn't compare to many in Rome. However, the plaza was fun to see--in the evenings in June they showed free movies. Many were in English with Italian subtitles.

Thank Alison510
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