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Il Porcellino

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Address: Piazza del Mercato Nuovo, 50123, Florence, Italy
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Little Piglet

The little piglet is a bronze statue, which has a tradition, where one puts a coin to its mouth & wish to come back again to this place. The place is always crowded, so be very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 November 2016
DilrukshiH
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We never planned a visit to this statue of the pig. But we were shopping leather items in the best market and so this cute thing with tourists thronging around it.My wife knew about the statue. I dutifully rubbed the pig's nose( it has become shiny with constant touch) and dropped the coin in its mouth. The money goes to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Local market place ... leather items available and food vendors ... very common for visitors to donate money via his mouth and photo opportunity

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The little piglet is a bronze statue, which has a tradition, where one puts a coin to its mouth & wish to come back again to this place. The place is always crowded, so be very careful of Pickpockets at all times as advised by our Tour guide. Nothing great but it is nice to see traditions of different countries,... More 

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Stewartstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

You must stop by and rub the boar's nose for good luck. You can see where the bronze is wearing off on him from everyone doing this. It's a fun little diversion found right in one of the little leather markers. So, go ahead, touch the pig!!

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Thank BBM87
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Rub his snout, put a coin in his mouth, and make a wish! It's best to go when the market is closed (night) or else you'll have to compete for time with the pig. He's very popular.

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Pattaya, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Rub the nose of the cinghale (wild boar) for good luck as the custom days...fountain is adjacent to a nice tourist market just up from Ponte Vecchio. Nice place to enjoy lunch or a gelato. Multo Bené.

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Roseville, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The bronze PIG sitting at the side of the New Market is actually a wild boar, Tourists rub his snout so they will allegedly have good luck. His nose is wearing out and he may have to have a whole new statue soon. Yes, we rubbed his snout! No real bad luck since that time. Knock on wood.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Have visited Il Porcellino on every visit to Florence. The coins are given to a childrens charity. So how disappointed were we to see this Romanian woman steal coins that had not gone down inside the grill. If you see this woman be very careful as she is a thief. I videod her stealing the coins, and when her friend... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We found the boar after visiting the Uffizi...you place a coin in the mouth of the boar, rub the tongue and let the coin fall into the water below. This is done for luck. This is a very popular leather market, The leather is fabulous and very affordable in this market. Found some great buys!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Pricey as its a tourists area. U can get cheaper at other places. But good for browsing. The famous boar is there so make a wish!

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Uffizi
Every visitor coming to Florence for the first time will immediately identify with Uffizi. As in past times, passing through Via dei Calzaiuoli, you can reach the city center, the Florence that everybody dreams of. In just a few steps, visitors can experience the rare beauty of the capital of the Renaissance. walking delighted across Palazzo Vecchio and overlooking Piazza della Signoria, up to the Loggia of the Uffizi where it is possible to fully taste the talent of the best artists who animated Florence over the centuries. When the sun goes down, there’s nothing better than a walk along the river Arno up to the ancient bridge, Ponte Vecchio. It is full of jewels and decorated by the colors captured in postcards.
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