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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Stumbled onto the fountain while roaming around. Great architecture and sculptures. The detailed art in each piece is simply wonderful. more »
This is a lovely and monumental statue, well located on the main square of the historical center. It has an Italian flavor with the kinky mermaids at the bottom. It is a great start to visit the... more »
An iconic place to visit in Bologna city center. Getting there is quite easy and as it's a part of city center Piazzale it is something you can't miss. One huge plus point is that right next to the fountain there is a small stream of fresh water to refill your bottle with nice, crisp and cold drinking water. Highly recommended to see when visiting Bologna.
Beautiful fountain and sculpture of the Roman God of seas Neptune. Also has a small fountain that has clean and Ice cold drinking water continuously flowing which was a great help when visiting in the summer and its 35 degrees Celsius.
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