Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria), Palermo

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Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria) is a fountain created by Florentine sculptor Francesco Camilliani between 1554 and 1555. Also called “Fountain of Shame,” this structure is decorated elaborately with dozens of carved figures, including animal heads, nymphs, monsters, ornamental staircases, gods and goddesses, and nude figures. This is all accompanied by a water system that was advanced for its time. The fountain is lit up at night. Our Palermo trip planner makes visiting Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria) and other Palermo attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Beautiful source, curious to consider as a source of shame for having naked sculptures as well as elsewhere...
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  • It is located right next to Junction 4 Canti. You will definitely meet her going from the cathedral to the Church of Martorana. Tasteful statues, white-washed, depicting figures nude (in the sense that in classical antiquity, through the nudity attributed the truth, innocence, harmony itself). Dear meeting Place For those who do not know the city well, is one of the most characteristic squares of Palermo, which attracts children and pigeons.
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  • Beautiful place. It's quite hidden, didn't expect to find so beautiful many beautiful places in Palermo.
  • The centre piece was imported, well bought by the city and the surrounding statues are truly works of art. The skill that went into making them is amazing.
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