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Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria)

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Piazza Pretoria, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A large and stunning fountain on Via Maqueda just a short walk from Quattro Canti, this is something that you must see. Set slightly above the road, the water from the fountain drops into two levels of basins which are surrounded by many naked statues...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fontana della Vergogna is an incredible work of art, We were in Palermo for 4 days and I walked around it everyday. Every time I walked around it I found something different to admire about it. It is in Piazza Pretoria, in front of city...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mamajax24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice and interesting Fontana with naked sculptures in Piazza Pretoria, in the historic town of Palermo. It is a must visit in the city and tends to be not too crowded, at least when we went. As a tip, it is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This 16th century fountain in situated in a piazza proximate to La Martorana, and the churches of San Cataldo and St. Catherine of Alexandria. A must see.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

It is a very nice fountain with several statues too look at. It is not that busy so you can take your time looking at the statues.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 10 November 2018

Hard to miss if you visit historic Palermo and Quatto Canti. Out of season it wasn't mobbed and good atmosphere

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

The Fontana Pretoria is a must see and is in close proximity to other sites such as the La Martorana, Palazzo dei Normanni and the Cappella Palatina. This fountain was designed about 1552 for the garden of a Florentine Villa. It is also called "The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 3 November 2018

This is set in the beautiful old city of Palermo and is just one of the things you must see. Surrounded by many statues depicting men and women in all different poses (mostly naked be warned) - once called the fountain of shame because of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank steviejgalfie
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Situated in the historic centre of Palermo, is this wonderful fountain and statues. Guards are vigilant all the time as there is a "no sitting" rule. Close by to several churches and the Ballaro Market.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cath B
Reviewed 24 October 2018

It’s located in the old part of the city. It’s really nice to walk in this part of Palermo to enjoy the vibe and history.

Date of experience: November 2017
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