Fontana del Nettuno, Bologna

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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 at the opening to Piazza Maggiore, very impressive and there is a water fountain on the right side of the statue. 
    This is at the opening to Piazza Maggiore, very impressive and there is a water fountain on the right side of the statue.  more »
  • Beautiful fountain and statue of Neptune inside the main piazza in the city. Perfect stop for a quick picture. Best area of Bologna 
    Beautiful fountain and statue of Neptune inside the main piazza in the city. Perfect stop for a quick picture. Best area of Bologna  more »
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  • Next to Basilica di San Petronio... On Piazza Maggiori .... Amazing piece of art work. Sure you will not miss it... There are replica in other cities across the globe .. but this is a piece of art ... Nice...
  • Another gorgeous day in Bologna at the Fountain of Neptune. You won't miss it if you come down from Via dell'Indipendenza. Beautiful music being play in the area adds to the ambience. Come and marvel at this gorgeous work built in 1500s. You can also google the R-rated secret about a fountain. Giggle a little and have fun! (July 2022)

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