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Fontana Maggiore

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Address: Piazza IV Novembre, Perugia, Italy
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Fountain by Night

The Jazz Festival main stage was next to the Fountain. This is teh center of the city!. Beautiful and worth visiting.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The Jazz Festival main stage was next to the Fountain. This is teh center of the city!. Beautiful and worth visiting.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

This was an unusual fountain featuring varied characters along its base. While not the most beautiful fountain in Italy by far, it was unique and interesting.

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Perugia, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

The Fountain is an interesting and old historical feature of the the piazza. Tourists come and take photos in front of it. But more interesting, I think, are the steps outside the town hall and the church. This is an ideal spot to grab a panini and a beer and people watch. Most days you can see right down the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Fontana Maggiore is located in Piazza IV Novembre, it was created to celebrate the construction of the aquaduct in Perugia. Designed and built in the thirteenth century by Nicola Pisano, it consists of three basins, a small bronze basin at the top with three figures, beneath are two much larger marble basins, one on top of each other. The sides... More 

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Perugia, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

As some of the other reviewers have said, this is a lovely fountain that deserves your attention, as each of the figures is different. There are Bible scenes, as well as figures representing different times of the year. The statues vary in terms of condition, but they are all special. And don't overlook the charming bronze animal heads! Take your... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

When visiting Perugia, we walked past the fountain many times and looked each time at the amazing detail. i t's hard to believe it was made so many years ago.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

the fontana maggiore is a beautiful fontain, the biggest in Perugia, and full of history - be sure to ask a local to explain it to you, they're so friendly. Sadly it's now fenced and you can't actually get any water from it, but it's still a marvellous piece of art.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Fontana Maggiore is a very nice fountain located in the central square of the city of Perugia. If you look at it carefully, you can see it's a real masterpiece. Artists have created scenes from the the different seasons of the year presenting a picure of the life in Italy some centuries ago. If you have the chance, devote some... More 

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Magnetic Island, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

This is wonderful fountain, with many interesting stories carved in stone. Look at the faces and the animals, the detail is a wonder. To think they were carved before computers, before grafic designers and molds. People spent years and put their heart and soul into the artworks. It is said the fountain was covered during the world wars to preserve... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

The barrier around it is necessary, but it does detract a little. Must have been a standout in its time. Beautifully constructed.

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