The fountain and the statue are really nice. It is part of piazza maggiore, so you cannot miss it while in Bologna.
This lovely statue is located on the main square of Bologna's center. It is an area full of lovely shops, restaurants, coffee shops, bars, beautiful monuments and buildings.. So naturally it is an area for locals to meet and tourists to see. So it is lively even in cold dark evenings. You would see people gather or sit near this... More
Piazza Maggiore is the major town square in the center of Bologna, Italy. Crowded with students, visitors, cafes, gelateria, and pigeons, its a fun place to meet for coffee or aperitif. The fountain of Neptune is a beautiful statue of the sea god, Neptune, surrounded by mermaids. Apparently the sculptor played a joke on the pope at the time, who... More
Ok honestly mixed feelings... My boyfriend and I came here I think every single day of the trip to sit on the steps. We ate panini's there, drank our gelato frappes there, it was our go-to resting spot. However, be careful. My wallet got stolen from right next to me on these steps. It's a big tourist spot so there's... More
The fountain is fine, but be wary of the people offering to take your photo! You might end up paying Eur 10 for someone using your camera for 2 minutes ..
tHIS is an ideal spot for meeting up with friends etc., can't be missed or mistaken for anywhere else.... the fountain wasn't working whilst there. Used more for seating than anything else and a magnet for beggars of the area which was a bit disappointing as it was obvious that people were working in groups. Suspect this is just another... More
But I just wish the women fountains worked! That, as silly as it sounds, was the highlight! I had heard about the fountain before going and wanted to see it. Ah well, it was still a nice fountain.
I have recently been a couples of times in Bologna, spending the weekend with my family. I live near Milan, and for years I passed near Bologna while travelling South or North bound, but I never stopped. It has been a shame, in fact Bologna is very nice and there are a lot of places to visit. The Fontana del... More
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