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Piazza del Nettuno, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 246541
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed February 3, 2014

The "Fontanna del Nettuno" is the best known fontain of Bologna (where it is known as "il Gigante"), and one of the main landmarks of the city, being located in Piazza Nettuno near Piazza Maggiore. It was completed in 1567, has a Mannerist style and...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Normally it is a place not to miss in Bologna. Currently, the Fontana del Nettuno is under construction and everything is hidden behind a solid coverage.

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All reviews nice fountain beautiful statue meeting point the main square neptune's fountain people watch tourist office trident piazza logo sculptor bronze sirens breast nymph maserati symbol
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Please make time to visit Piazza Maggiore.. the heart. Cuore di Bologna.. always full of delights and good surprises.. Chocolate fair is good too once a year.

Thank abdullahspaksoy
Reviewed 1 week ago

it is a wonderful with water flowing out of every possible spot. the setting is good and the people watching is fun too.

Thank Thomas E B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone knows this very fine statue and fountain which is adjacent to Piazza Maggiore. It is a useful meeting point

Thank Alcina_9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Finally i can see it properly. Last time I came the fountain was under maintenance. Now this statue shines all of its beauty. Symbol of the city, it stands out of the Square. Love it

Thank Estueban
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very unusual fountain with the women squirting water out of their breasts. You just have to see it.

Thank panama2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great space and fountain where you can people watch. It’s right in the middle of the old town and within walking distance from the duomo.

Thank sitcharliesit
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, another statue that obviously has some significance although I have yet read up on it, but it sure is pretty. It’s in Piazza Maggiore and you cannot miss it.

Thank coconutugly
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

This huge fountain is in its own square right next to Piazza Maggiore outside the library building It’s a huge bronze figure of Neptune built around 1567 and still works He is surrounded by various cherubs pouring water onto the various nymphs who are pouring...More

Thank Denise L
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

I don’t recall seeing a Fountain or statue of Neptune anywhere before. This is certainly an impressive one and the signs in front indicate it’s been restored just last year. While we were there the water wasn’t running but even without the water the huge...More

Thank bigvicSydney
Reviewed October 6, 2018

went there after 10 pm and is filled with students and families is very safe and calm, not to worry about something bad may happen.

Thank Andher V
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Andher V
August 11, 2018|
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Response from SevenoaksSinjun | Reviewed this property |
Hi Andher, when we visited in June the renovation was still happening. I would guess that it is completed by now but if not you can still get good views of the statue from the Piazza. There are many other wonderful things to... More
June 23, 2018|
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Response from ProfessorTravell | Reviewed this property |
During the last year they have renovated it. I do not think they have finished their work, so the water has to wait.