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“different” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria)

Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria)
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Palermo and Cefalù Day Trip from Taormina
Ranked #12 of 274 things to do in Palermo
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Owner description: Take a peak at this "shameful" fountain, one of Palermo's revealing attractions.
Normal, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“different”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

A stonethrow from the Quatro Canti this more than 450 year old fountain, built in Florence, has mythological animals and nude figures was placed by the City of Palermo right next to a convent of nuns. Now in the 21st century it is protected from undisciplened people.

Visited September 2012
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“Can't get close enough....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

In yet another graffiti ruined part of Palermo, this fountain I'd seen so many photos of was a bit of a disappointment. It's locked up behind an ugly fence and so the view you get from the base is different from all the glamorous shots taken from above. It's probably locked so the locals can't graffiti or litter as they obviously do everywhere else in this city

Visited October 2012
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Palermo, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Modest Ladies”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

The naked ladies shield their modesty behind a rather ugly steel railing. The men let it all hang out

Visited May 2012
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Naas, Ireland
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“Weekend in Palermo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Nice ornate fountain situated close to Quattro Canti and beside Chiesa di S.Chiara.

Visited May 2012
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Holmdel, New Jersey
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“Pretty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

Definitely a pretty fountain with unusual figures. Considered a shameful fountain when placed in 1575 because it is full of mythological and naked figures and yet placed right in the vicinity of the church. Worth seeing if you are within the vicinity

Visited May 2012
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