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Fascinating fresco on old civic building

OK - this one is a bit odd, especially as a decoration on an old civic building in a Medieval... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Jeffrey R
Tampa, Florida
Is it art or is it pornography?

The above age-old question is amusingly placed in a medieval context by the wonderful fresco of the... read more

Reviewed November 16, 2014
Trenton, New Jersey
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8 Aug 2018
“Fascinating fresco on old civic building”
30 Aug 2018
“Must see in Massa Marittima!”
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Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Funny tree in the old town of Massa Marittima. Also the description sign is funny because they do not use the word ’penis’

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mariesstone
Reviewed August 8, 2018

OK - this one is a bit odd, especially as a decoration on an old civic building in a Medieval Italian hill town. Clearly about 'fertility' at some level. A good photo to pass onto (adult) friends....

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jeffrey R
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

Having a walk across Massa Marittima you may find some strange souvenirs and cards with the tree, on which penises grow. The original fresca with this tree was discovered in the year 2000 during the restauration the old fountain, known as "Fonte nuovo" since 1265....More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank nata28k
Reviewed January 17, 2017

This is a really unique fresco. You don't see anything special at first but if you take a closer look at the "fruits" and find out what it is about it will definitely put a smile on your face :)

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Anita D
Reviewed October 14, 2016

When this was first discovered and uncovered a few years ago - this fresco was subtle and surprising! The recent 'restoration' has ruined it - makes it look like a cartoon! Worth a look whilst in Massa but now bears little semblance to the original...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank CnLToscana
Reviewed July 17, 2016

This is a fresco that one needs to see! I won't go into any details, but when in the area, make a trip to Massa Marittima. The fresco is especially lovely at night when it's lit and there is the sound and reflection of water...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank BobC558
Reviewed June 16, 2016

Well, it IS called the Fountain of Abundance! It is in a location that is hard to miss as you walk around Massa Maritimma. In fact, our host for the hotel we were staying in, Enrico Franco, told us this location saved Massa Marittima because...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Yorkieteacher
Reviewed June 4, 2016

When you first look at this medieval fresco, it looks very quaint, but then looking at it closer, you can see what was on their mind. Fertility. Worth a look

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank 327bettyj
Reviewed November 16, 2014

The above age-old question is amusingly placed in a medieval context by the wonderful fresco of the Fountain of Abundance, which features a Tree of Fertility whose fruit consists of many pendulous penises and scrotums. Apparently this marvel of medieval artistic licence was hidden for...More

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank trentonmakes
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