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Address: Piazza IV Novembre, Perugia, Italy
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Beautiful Medieval Fountain in the Heart of Perugia

In the center of the central plaza of Perugia, this beautiful fountain marks the end of the former Roman aqueduct that provided water to the city for hundreds of years. It has... read more

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

In the center of the central plaza of Perugia, this beautiful fountain marks the end of the former Roman aqueduct that provided water to the city for hundreds of years. It has numerous carvings on the sides that give a glimpse of life in the Middle Ages, such as occupations, months of the year, and zodiac signs, as well as... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

a lot of history and symbolism in this amazing historical monument, a landmark in the center of Perugia, worth to be seen

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 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 patron saints of the city, personifications of virtues such as Fortitude and Patience, images of... More 

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Perugia, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
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? Calming down and trying to relate to tired tourists coming through on a day trip... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 to have a look. It has a good story.

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 10 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. Once the restoration finished and the fountain functioning it should be a truly magnificent site... More 

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Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
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). Built between 1277 & 1278, it was seen as the symbol of a free city.... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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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 old town.

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