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Fontana Maggiore

Piazza IV Novembre, Perugia, Italy
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Piazza IV Novembre, Perugia, Italy
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

Just outside the duomo is this fountain that tells much of the town's history in carvings. This city was founded and defended by the Etruscans long before the Roman period.

Thank drjlmurad
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I like this fountain, it's small and elegant. In the evening many youngs come to stay nearby and enjoy atmosphere of a wonderful evening.

1  Thank Leopardik
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Since providing a water supply is essential to any city, especially to an ancient one on top of a high mountain, a fountain was a very Big Deal in the middle ages. Fountains therefore were often grand constructions, and often decorated with figures of the...More

Thank Carol K
Reviewed 17 November 2016

I was shocked to read some of the reviews calling this fountain "plain" and "disappointing" and "seriously overrated". How can any work of medieval art so complicated and representative of a mighty city,as Perugia was at that time,be belittled in this manner I asked myself?...More

2  Thank Cocciolino2015
Reviewed 4 November 2016

This fountain sits in the middle of the piazza and, while a little plain, is quite interesting. However, I think it is overshadowed by the cathedral and other magnificent buildings that surround the piazza. But, if you find yourself in the piazza, take the time...More

Thank Judy R
Reviewed 11 October 2016

One of the other must see at the Piazza IV Novembre, which is the central point of Perugia's Centro. This magnificent sculpture is currently being restored and has a duplicate sculpture of the 3 women at the centre of the fountain in the adjoining museum....More

Thank Dumos
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This fountain (one of the finest & still in existence) is located in the Piazza Grande in Perugia, between the cathedral and Palazzo dei Priori. It was a historic focal point for the people of Perugia, and demonstrates its historical & cultural roots (being Etruscan)....More

Thank Indy215
Reviewed 30 September 2016

The Fontana Maggiore is a huge medieval fountain in front of the cathedral. It has faces and animals carved into the stone, and was originally fed by a medieval aqueduct. Now it's a great piece of work to admire in the wonderful centre of Perugia...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 28 September 2016

To me this was the heart of Perugia! From Tourists, to locals to pets, Kids, Old and Wise you will find everyone on this plaza. There are some great cafe and pasticeria around. You can feel the vibe of the town! Just sit with a...More

Thank anuroopabanerjee
Reviewed 13 September 2016

ok, it's another fountain, but you have to appreciate the artistic value. In the middle of the city centre, so why not stop for a picture. It's worth a stop.

Thank NeonHighwayBand
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