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Rub his nose for luck

Based on an Original in Florence. On the Big Bus Route if you don't fancy walking to it. The nose... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fun Statue - Interesting History

Without giving anything away - this is the American NYC Bull, but Australian style with its own... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Odd statue that is a replica of a famous Italian statue. Apparently if you drop a coin in the water and rub the boars nose you will get good luck. Give it a try, you never know.

Thank John K
Reviewed 20 July 2018

One thing, that the other reviewers were missing, that for that good luck isn’t enough only rub the nose of Il Porcellino. In the text, next to the statue is the instruction, that "If coins are dropped into the fountain, or donations are put into...More

1  Thank stinkwink
Reviewed 16 July 2018

This ‘good luck’ statue (Il Porcellino) located on Macquarie Street, if you are on you way from A to B and passing by, have a look (and a rub), otherwise no detour worth.

Thank Erwin H
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Based on an Original in Florence. On the Big Bus Route if you don't fancy walking to it. The nose of the boar is very shiny as so many people stop to rub its nose for luck.

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 1 April 2018

It seems that most tourists like to see the wild boat fountain. It is as it says, a wild boar has its own fountain. Supposedly at this place your wishes will come through. Now this wild boar was given from Florence. Italy as a friendship...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Without giving anything away - this is the American NYC Bull, but Australian style with its own fiscal message. It's a neat place to stop and there are many historical museums and other buildings surrounding this area.

Thank 962anthonyp
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

You will pass this quaint looking bronze statue of a boar if you take the open top bus around Sydney. You could get off and rub it’s nose, apparently this will bring you good luck and accounts for the fact that the rest of the...More

Thank Duquesadiner
Reviewed 14 September 2017

It's okay. Interesting to stop and look for a minute while you are getting from place to place. The shiny snout from all the people rubbing it is a bit weird.

Thank rzsandoval
Reviewed 13 May 2017

During our travels we have become very interested in cities monuments/statues. We especially like this one as you get good luck when you rub its nose. Located out the front of the Sydney hospital, it is definitely worth a visit when in the area.

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

The sculpture is an exact replica of an original by Pietro Tacca which has stood in Florence, Italy, since circa 1633, and is given the local Florentine nickname il porcellino. It's down the street from Hyde Parks Barracks.

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