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Fountain of Neptune

Bologna - Piazza del Nettuno 1

Fountain of Neptune

ENTRANCE

Free

HOURS

Always open

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Telephone: +39 051 239660
www.comune.bologna.it

Fontana del Nettuno (Fountain of Neptune) was built between 1563 and 1566 by the Flemish sculptor Giambologna. It is a symbol of the power of the Pope: he ruled the world like Neptune ruled the seas. At the feet of the statue there are four little angels. They represent the rivers of the four discovered continents at that time: Ganges, Nile, Amazon River and Danube.

Fonte: redazione locale di Bologna

Foto di Raffaele Preti in CC
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