Fontana del Nettuno

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The Fontana del Nettuno (Neptune's Fountain) is a fountain located in the Piazza del Nettuno in the city of Bologna, Italy. It was constructed between 1563 and 1566 by Tommaso Laureti and Giambologna and is considered one of the most important examples of Mannerist sculpture in Bologna.

The fountain features a statue of Neptune, the Roman god of the sea, as the central figure, surrounded by other figures representing various marine creatures. The fountain represents the god of the sea Neptune, who dominates the scene with a trident and a fish in his hand. The fountain is also famous for its water jets that rise from the base, creating a suggestive and engaging set design. The Fountain of Neptune is one of the most visited places in the city and an icon of its artistic beauty.

How to explore Fontana del Nettuno?

  • The Fountain of Neptune is a unique and imposing work of art created by one of the most famous Bolognese artists. Take the time to admire the beauty and perfection of the sculptures and the intricate details of the fountain.
  • The fountain is a perfect place to take a souvenir photo. Choose your favorite corner and capture the image of the fountain with the background of the city.
  • Neptune Square is a perfect place to enjoy a picnic with friends. Grab a blanket, prepare a packed lunch and enjoy an hour of relaxation in the sun.
  • Many shops, restaurants, and lounges surround the area near the square. Take a break from your activities, do some shopping, or simply take a walk in the surrounding area to discover the hidden treasures of the city.
  • Participate in a guided tour to have a deeper understanding of the history and meaning of the Fountain of Neptune. The expert guide will show you the most interesting details and tell you curiosities and anecdotes about the fountain and the city.
  • The Fountain of Neptune is illuminated in the evening, so why not attend the lighting ceremony to admire the fountain in a different light?

  • imageDuration Required
    1 hour

Address of Fontana del Nettuno

Piazza del Nettuno, 40124, Bologna, Italy

Opening & Closing time of Fontana del Nettuno

  • Monday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Tuesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Wednesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Thursday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Friday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Saturday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Sunday
    Open 24 Hours

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