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Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria)

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“nude statues”(11 reviews)
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Piazza Pretoria, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed today

A famous fountain, too bad it's a bit hidden between so many attractive old historical buildings. Worth stopping by.

Thank zorro514
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This fountain is totally over the top and featured animals and monsters and nudies 😊 I think the southern italians are a bit miffed and call it the fountain of shame. It’s a shame that heads have been taken off and it’s in a bit...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a selfie users paradise for those who are desperate to get liked by their friends! Apart from that the statues are in need of some refurbishment but the atmosphere is good when the selfie users have gone

Thank bbtlb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delightful square with beautiful fountain and sculptures surrounded by many churches. We came early and there were not too many people around so we were able to get some good photos

Thank Sellest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I fell in love with this enormous fountain. It is full of beautifully carved animals (and a few monsters) that coexist with classical nudes. It is quite bizarre, but very enjoyable.

Thank pjg3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful piece of art and the story behind it was fascinating Take plenty of photos and bring you walking shoes as the peble stone roads are at time tough on your feet Worth the visit when in town

Thank Tony V
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

It's really quite pretty, with a number of animal head sculptures as part of the fountain- very unusual. And close to other sights as well, very convenient.

Thank Sychim
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Despite weather conditions we visited that place Very interesting history The art and sculpture is magnificent . It is also near other places of interest when you go by small lane you get to the Arabian and Israeli places of interest

Thank Ravi C
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Possibly my favourite part of our visit to Palermo. An exquisite fountain in a beautiful location. Definitely worth a visit

Thank Laura A
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

A lot of things costs an entrance fee in Palermo. This fountain is free, it is beautiful and you can walk on it. There is a bit of interesting history connected with it that you should take the time to read up on.

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