We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fontana Maggiore

Piazza IV Novembre, Perugia, Italy
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Perugia Private Walking Tour
More Info
and up
Private Tour: Perugia Sunset Walking tour
More Info
and up
Full-Day Private Tour to Perugia and Assisi from Siena
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Piazza IV Novembre, Perugia, Italy
Write a Review
Reviews (560)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 68 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Unless you are up close, it is easy to miss the detail and beauty of each of the individual panels. A good guide book will provide you with details, however most are easy to figure out.

Thank PermanentNomad
Reviewed 24 April 2017

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...More

Thank Treadaway
Reviewed 15 April 2017

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

Thank Dimitar G
Reviewed 24 March 2017

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.

Thank drjlmurad
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.

Thank Leopardik
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...More

Thank Carol K
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?...More

2  Thank Cocciolino2015
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...More

Thank Judy R
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....More

Thank Dumos
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)....More

Thank Indy215
Nearby Restaurants
Al Tartufo
487 reviews
.08 km away
Caffe Dal Perugino
164 reviews
.09 km away
Il Cantinone
858 reviews
.06 km away
Il Settimo Sigillo
1,215 reviews
.08 km away
Nearby Attractions
Old Town
669 reviews
.01 km away
Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria
610 reviews
.07 km away
Piazza IV Novembre
687 reviews
.01 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Fontana Maggiore staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines