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There was a fence around the fountain when we were there in late October. Must be doing some repair work on it. It would have been glorious to see the working fountain alongside all the other great statues in the square.
Fountain of Neptune is located at Piazza della Signoria, next to the David statue's copy in front of Palazzo Vecchio. Designed by Baccio Bandinelli the statue has been damaged by violent acts through out the history. For instance the right hand was broken by a...More
Neptune stands at the end of the Palazzo Vecchio, at a good distance from Hercules and David. Judging from the look on his face, this is a good thing (I surmise). If looks could kill ... He looks like he's ready to go a couple...More
Probably the best-known fountain in the city, made of marble and bronze in the 16th century, is the work of Bartolomeo Ammannati and his students. It was commissioned by Cosimo I de Medici as the primary element of the new aqueduct. It is an impressive...More
The Fontana di Nettuno is surrounded by scaffolds for restoration at the moment, but you can see the top of his body and his head and cloth barriers on the scaffolds have a timeline of its history.
Despite the restricted view I still say it's...More