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Piazza del Nettuno, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beatiful but under reconstruction. It is fenced at the moment and it not easy to take a photo of it.

Thank Creamy7777
Reviewed 1 week ago

Statue in a cage and couldn’t even managed to get a décen photo...seems like a dried out fountain!! I see no reason why it should draw any tourist attention if it’s caged up and no running water through....

Thank glmf2012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a statue in Bologna - can see where this could serve as a meeting spot. Do not go out of your way to see it.

Thank loyalredsoxfan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Caged up with no water running through- not even due to renovation. No signs up to explain why. Beautiful fountain listed as a main attraction and you can’t even see it in its functioning state. A glass surround would look better in photos than a...More

Thank ritzyritz15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The statue of Neptune just off Piazza Maggiore is beautiful, unfortunately it was surrounded by wire mesh, reason unknown, but still photographic. The statue is made of bronze and stands tall and pride in Bologna.

Thank Jeffthehangman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This imposing monument is very picturesque and evocative. Howver, on this date it was partly fenced off at the base and some of the lower figures are partly hidden. Still worth a view; it is unvapidable on Pizza Maggiore anyways!

1  Thank 432JamesD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an attractive bronze statue of Neptune in the central square of Bologna (Piazza Maggiore). Approximately 500 years old, this is a really impressive statue. One thing to bear in mind - we visited in June 2018 and at this time the statue was...More

1  Thank SevenoaksSinjun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It seems to me that every major city in Italy has a Neptune Fountain. This one is an early work by Giambologna. It is made of bronze and was completed about 1567. Neptune is extending his reach in a lordly gesture of trying to control...More

1  Thank Maggi713
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely and very elaborate fountain. Our guide told us that the Vatican felt that the principal figure, Neptune, should be, shall we say, better endowed. The joke is supposed to be that if you look from the right, from behind the statue, the Vatican does...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Amazing fountain, showing off the great artistic and cultural life of Bologna. Although hard to miss next to Piazza Maggiore make sure to take a look up close.

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Stuart19561710
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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.
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