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Fontana del Bargello

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Address: Largo Del Bargello, 06024, Gubbio, Italy

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A bit of mad fun

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
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Hobart, Australia
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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 our certificate. It's also fun to watch the kids run round the fountain.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Worsley, Manchester
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

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

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Naples, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles 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....

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Tortona, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 town rich in exceptional corner to discover and many views to admire and breathtaking panoramic... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 for those missing their macaroni and cheese. We all liked the experience enough to go... More 

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Perugia, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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