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Address: Piazza Vecchia, Bergamo, Italy

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A Beautiful Fountain In A Very Different Square

This is an interesting fountain in the Piazza Vecchio of Bergamo which is essentially the center of town and is constructed of marble on an octagonal base with ornamental statues... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 December 2016
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Greater Melbourne, Australia

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

This piazza is so peaceful, so quietly beautiful. I hope you can see it without too many tourists to fully appreciate it.

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

An old fountain placed in the main square of the Citta Alta,the old part of town.Not very impressive in my opinion,a rather banal fountain.But the square is picturesque!

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This is an interesting fountain in the Piazza Vecchio of Bergamo which is essentially the center of town and is constructed of marble on an octagonal base with ornamental statues. There are two sphinxes on opposite sides one pointing to the Piazza Della Regione and the other to the Public Library.All buildings around this square are quite intereresting and very... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This interesting fountain is really nice and definetely adds a lot to the glamour of Piazza Vecchia!One of the lots of beautiful fountains that can be seen in Italy! I am a lover of fountains, so i loved this one, too!

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

In one of the main piazza's this is an interesting focal point combining more traditional lion statues holding the chained surround with more stylistic water spouting goddesses, that are a bit more ancient world Grecian style perhaps? Piazza is a good place to people watch.

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Baden, Aargau, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

OK, you will see this one anyhow and find it interesting. OK, history around it is great and fascinating. But the best part about it is you will be able to splash some water on your head and feel just great. Bergamo can be really hot in the summer.

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Loule, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

We passed this by without realising that it was an attraction now looking on TripAdvisor I see that it could well be the main attraction in the square . A number of people were standing next to it and taking photographs but it did not stand out for us

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

located on Piazza Vecchia, the main square of Bergamo Alto, the old upper town, this fountain is a funny feature and photo opportunity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

The Piazza makes a stop here worth while, as you have a choice of multiple outdoor seating restaurants & a view of the church towers.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

The fountain adds to and compliments the Piazza Vecchio and it is a beautiful white marble fountain with heads and mouths providing the water outlets. The buildings around are far more interesting.

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