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Fontana del Bargello

Largo Del Bargello, 06024, Gubbio, Italy
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An integral part of the town.

Much has already been said about the myths, legends and fun surrounding this fountain, so I don't... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
johnhouston2
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
A bit of mad fun

Take the opportunity to take part in the local custom of running around this fountain 3 times – you... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
Mike S
,
Hobart, Australia
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Largo Del Bargello, 06024, Gubbio, Italy
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

Much has already been said about the myths, legends and fun surrounding this fountain, so I don't need to add anything to that. Let me simply say therefore, that what I liked about this fountain was that it was made from a major piece of...More

Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Take the opportunity to take part in the local custom of running around this fountain 3 times – you are then declared a citizen of Gubbio and officially mad! Unfortunately the adjoining Bargello Palace was never open while we were there so we couldn't collect...More

1  Thank Mike S
Reviewed 24 August 2016

If passing by stop for a photo and take a breather. I'd let the kids run around it and go mad on their own!

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 11 July 2016

If you stick your finger in the fountain then run around it 3 times, then get splashed, you qualify for a certificate of madness in Gubbio. Wonderful, I've got mine!

Thank Pinkertonx
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Pleasant little piazza with a nice fountain. Don't forget to run around it three times to be declared mad! 😜

Thank TravellingSoulies
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Roman Ruins are always nice to see, here in Gubbio these ruins are out in a field very accessible to walk to and enjoy. Located close to where you can park your car....

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 17 April 2015

I had read of a ritual to do around this fountain, something quaint and unusual, apart from the funny spirit that made this famous fountain, I think it is not even worth wasting time looking for it, it's just an ordinary fountain, Gubbio is a...More

Thank Magellano81
Reviewed 13 November 2014

Friendly staff, a varied menu of authentic local fare, a medieval dining room setting, and wonderful aperitivos, pastas and sauces. They had a good truffle season this Fall which the kitchen infused into a pasta dish that was amazing. Stuffed gnocchi in a cream sauce...More

Thank Giac0min0
Reviewed 18 October 2014

The tradition is to circle the fountain three times and then splash the fountain's water on your face. Then you'll become an "motto onorario" (honorary madman) of Gubbio. Harmless fun, and make a video to show your friends back home.

1  Thank NuccioP
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