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Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria)

Piazza Pretoria, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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  • Average7%
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“lovely fountain” (11 reviews)
“nude statues” (11 reviews)
“metal fence” (3 reviews)
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Piazza Pretoria, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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"lovely fountain"
in 11 reviews
"nude statues"
in 11 reviews
"metal fence"
in 3 reviews
"human figures"
in 3 reviews
"pretty fountain"
in 3 reviews
"animal heads"
in 4 reviews
"surrounding buildings"
in 4 reviews
"via vittorio emanuele"
in 5 reviews
"walk up"
in 4 reviews
"city hall"
in 5 reviews
"four corners"
in 8 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 9 reviews
"taking pictures"
in 3 reviews
"walk around"
in 3 reviews
"take your time"
in 3 reviews
"interesting history"
in 3 reviews
"nuns"
in 13 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a shook - most sculptures at some stage have been badly damaged and then partially put back to-gether. Some appear to be masterpieces and others created as if a joke to fill in spaces. The design is interesting and parts of fountain BUT...More

Thank justmoving
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Part of our horse carriage ride from the msc meraviglia. Stopped here for photos. Really beautiful to walk round.

Thank Jo K
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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful fountain! On a fine day, one would wander around and take in all the Sicilian sun. The fountain boasts high Baroque heritage, with wonderful and enduring craftsmanship. The figures are vivid with smooth silhouette. The old, run-down buildings surrounding the fountain still...More

Thank Toni W
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

, As nice as it looks , but seems new and not a place of character, surrounded by gates so one can not appreciate it better

Thank NAZARLondon
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

The fountain carvings and the square the fountain is situated in is very nice. You can visit some unesco churches nearby and the mayors house opposite for free.

Thank mjcmoppel
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

During our stay in Palermo on a guided tour, our guide mentioned the history of this fountain that was built during a very conservative time in Sicily. Not only is this fountain breathtaking but equally beautiful with their nude male and female statues. I recommend...More

Thank DaveL300
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Just the thought of the history in this place and the stories, give me goose bumps! Do yourself a favor and visit this place enjoy!

Thank Carmela D
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

We found this gorgeous fountain as we walked along the Via Maqueda. It is a very busy area filled with tourists most every day. There are horse drawn carriages that you can rent for a very nice ride to see area located right on the...More

Thank Richard F
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Fontana della Vergogna not as beautiful as the Fontana di Trevi in Rome but as near as nice. Can't miss !

Thank Straccoligno
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

Situated in the center of the historic area of Palermo, it attracts a lot of tourists. With it's interesting history and a lot of statues that are part of this monumental peace one can spend an hour easily just observing, and taking pictures of it....More

Thank Branka V
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