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Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria)

Piazza Pretoria, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Take a peak at this "shameful" fountain, one of Palermo's revealing attractions.
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  • Average7%
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“lovely fountain” (11 reviews)
“nude statues” (11 reviews)
“metal fence” (3 reviews)
Piazza Pretoria, Palermo, Sicily, Italy

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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

This fountain use to also be called the Fountain of Shame. . It was donated to the city by a wealthy family & built outside of the convent... it was called the fountain of Shame because of the feelings all the naked statues where said...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We came upon this when walking to the cathedral, lovely fountain and buildings around it, good place to take photos.

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

It is a spectecular place to visit. So much culture in one place. Shame that the buildings around aren't taking care of.

Thank Beacsku
Reviewed 4 August 2017

The Pretoria fountain is undeniably beautiful. I could just imagine if there was no fence. It would even be more grandious. From googling, I found out that this fountain was in fact bought by the Senate of Palermo from a rich man in Florence who...More

1  Thank Travellingisagift
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Set in a cute square in Palermo's old town center, it is a harmonious combination of elegant staircases and many large statues, some of which representing Palermo's rivers. The palaces around the square are also of great architectural value. Definitely worth a stop and a...More

Thank Lindoxis
Reviewed 1 August 2017

A large fountain with a lot of nude people - or statues. I found it quite impressive, but then again I have a thing for fountains and waterfalls. The place surrounding it is also nice, by the way.

Thank Ideatroll
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

In the very center of Palermo opposite the town hall, is this big fountain. Called the fountain of shame, because of all naked sculptures. Well the men's testiles have been removed ancient time, because they were too offensive... Also the fountain was a synonyms for...More

Thank Reto A
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Beuatiful and well kept extensive fountain taking up most of a squate just off the Via Vittorio Emanuele in the central historic district.

Thank UKtraveller1953
Reviewed 27 June 2017

This is the central-point set-piece fountain of Palermo. Unfortunately it has Nineteenth-Century railings around it and it is presently closed for restoration. When restored, it will be a fine sight. The statuary is of variable quality but there are some amusing faces. The setting in...More

Thank Lungipiedi
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

It's very beautiful fountain and what is more important it's in the heart of Palermo. A lot of nude statues which are beautiful, in front of the is a town hall where you can enter for free if there is no session.

Thank Justina K
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