Emilia–Romagna Sights



Fontana del Nettuno Review

Sculptor Giambologna's elaborate 1563–66 Baroque fountain and monument to Neptune occupying Piazza Nettuno has been aptly nicknamed Il Gigante ("The Giant"). Its exuberantly sensual mermaids and undraped God of the sea drew fire when it was constructed, but not enough, apparently, to dissuade the populace from using the fountain as a public washing stall for centuries.

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  • Address: Piazza Nettuno, next to Palazzo Re Enzo Piazza Maggiore area, Bologna, 40125 | Map It
  • Location: Bologna
Updated: 02-20-2013

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