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“neptune” (6 reviews)
“sculptor” (2 reviews)
Messina, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

One of the only pleases open on May Day when the QM2 arrived unexpectedly, but Cunard forgot to tell anyone in Messina!

Thank romeo017
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This fountain which depicts Neptune, is found in a square a little bit out of the way from the rest of town. We only saw it because our guide took us there, so we could take pictures. If you are in Messina, you want to...More

1  Thank brightscot
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This Carrara marble fountain is some 10 min walk from the main Duomo Sq., and is located by the sea. It's a beautiful fountain depicting Neptune, the God of Sea protecting Messina.

2  Thank B1714D
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The committee of the Fountain of Neptune in 1556, marks the end of the decade of profitable business in Messina of Giovanni Montorsoli (Montorsoli, 1507c. - Florence, 1563), a pupil of Andrea Ferrucci from Fiesole and a follower of Michelangelo since his early stay in...More

Thank sondago
Reviewed 12 June 2016

This statue is on the outskirts of the town but can be found after a lovely stroll along the waterfront. A good place to sit and rest up before continuing to explore the area.

2  Thank Datchet
Reviewed 13 October 2015

While I may be prejudiced because this sculpture was actually done by my grandfather's uncle, I thought it was great, and I enjoyed seeing it :) Having said that, I must say that it is in a very busy area in a very busy city....More

2  Thank LetterioZ
Reviewed 26 September 2015

While in Messina a passionate, young, local guide told us a little secret about this fountain. Before the earthquake it used to look over the city, with it's hand stretched towards the city in a protective gesture. However the earthquake which happened to have it's...More

2  Thank DanielLifeguard
Reviewed 13 December 2014

Water feature, an Excellent spot to catch your breath, relax and enjoy the beauty! Sit down, put your feet up and soak in the atmosphere.

2  Thank willie116
Reviewed 26 October 2012

Halfwaqy to the northern sickle tip of Messina you will encounter this huge statue of Neptune with a small fountain.

Thank nenf
Reviewed 21 January 2012

Its a long trip from the Duomo to the Fontana di Nettuno, just a statue and a small fountain. Nothing special. Good to take a picture saying you were there.

1  Thank fremy
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