Fontana del Nettuno, Bologna

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Fountain · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
The crown jewel of the Piazza Nettuno, Fontana del Nettuno is a monumental fountain topped with a bronze likeness of Neptune, the god of the sea. The fountain's lack of attention to geometric forms reflects the Mannerist style of the mid-16th century, which was brought to fruition by designer Tommaso Laureti. Arrange your visit to Fontana del Nettuno and discover more family-friendly attractions in Bologna using our Bologna travel route builder site.
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  • This is a lovely and monumental statue, well located on the main square of the historical center. It has an Italian flavor with the kinky mermaids at the bottom. It is a great start to visit the...  more »
  • Great statues and fountain, dominating the edge of the square. Very photogenic and easy to find. Worth a visit  more »
  • An iconic place to visit in Bologna city center. Getting there is quite easy and as it's a part of city center Piazzale it is something you can't miss. One huge plus point is that right next to the fountain there is a small stream of fresh water to refill your bottle with nice, crisp and cold drinking water. Highly recommended to see when visiting Bologna.
  • Beautiful fountain and sculpture of the Roman God of seas Neptune. Also has a small fountain that has clean and Ice cold drinking water continuously flowing which was a great help when visiting in the summer and its 35 degrees Celsius.

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