Fontana Del Nettuno, Bologna
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Fontana Del Nettuno, Bologna - Address, Phone Number
Address: Piazza del Nettuno, 40124 Bologna, Italy
Time Required: 00:15 Mins
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The grand statue in the Piazza Maggiore cannot go unnoticed! Designed by Jean de boulone also known as Giambologna, he razed the entire block to make the fountain. It beautifully displays a bronze figure of Lord Neptune along with four angels at the steps signifying the river of 4 continents: Amazon, Dandu, Nile and Ganges.
The fountain once signified the power of the pope who ruled just like Neptune did. It has an overall erotic aura around it with the alluring nymphs at the bottom. Though Italy has a number of fountains this one is a particular favourite among the tourists, at any point of time you will witness shutterbugs around trying to capture the beauty of the fountain and taking it back with them.
Designer Giambologna has very skilfully shown the vigour of Neptune in the statue which is why it was chosen as logo of ever so famous car company- Maserati.
Fontana Del Nettuno Information
- Try and witness the fountain while it is working (no definite time).
How To reach Fontana Del Nettuno by Public Transport
- Bus: 120 meters, line- 29B, A and C
Restaurants Near Fontana Del Nettuno
- La Mela
- Burger King
- Trattoria La Corte Galluzzi
- La Braseria
- Ristorante Teresina
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Very nice fountain from 1565. The Neptune figure, whose face resembles that of Cosimo I de Medici, was meant to be an allusion to the dominion of the Florentines over the sea.
Beautiful sculpture but undergoing some much needed restoration/cleaning it appears.
Pretty cool fountain.
Great area sometimes with live buskers and a fun atmosphere.
Nice square to wander through with interesting architecture including this fountain.
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