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  2. Fountain of Neptune, Bologna - Wikipedia,_Bologna

    The Fountain of Neptune (Italian: Fontana di Nettuno) is a monumental civic fountain located in the eponymous square, Piazza del Nettuno, next to Piazza Maggiore, in Bologna, Italy The fountain is a model example of Mannerist taste of the Italian courtly elite in the mid-sixteenth century.

  3. The Story Behind Bologna’s Fountain of Neptune

    The Fountain of Neptune is Bologna’s most famous landmark along with the Two Towers, and a beloved sight for all of us Bolognesi, who will often pick it as a meeting point. Read on for the interesting history of the monument. Everything You Need to Know about Bologna’s Fountain of Neptune

  4. Fountain of Neptune – Bologna, Italy - Atlas Obscura

    Discover Fountain of Neptune in Bologna, Italy: Legend has it this fountain built to symbolize the Pope’s power hides a strange secret concerning Neptune's manliness.

  5. Neptune's Secrets Unveiled: 5 Surprising Facts about Bologna ...

    Bologna Neptune's fountain with Palazzo Re Enzo [Photo: Matt Brennan] 5. There isn't just one Neptune. As Amelie's famous garden gnome travels the world, the Neptune isn't just set in Bologna. Bolognese travellers will be happy to find 3 copies of Neptune scattered around the world.

  6. Fountain of Neptune (Fontana di Nettuno) - Bologna, Italy ...

    Fountain of Neptune. Because of its size, the statue of Neptune is called “il Gigante” ( the Giant), or “al Żigànt” in Bolognese dialect. It was built in 1566 according to the inscription at the base of the fountain, “to serve the people”; namely, to beautify the Piazza Maggiore because it was a stop on the route between the ...

  7. The Best Things to Do in Bologna at Christmas 2023

    Table of Contents. Bologna at Christmas: Market Opening Times & Official Dates 2023. Visit One of the Oldest Christmas Markets in Italy. Fiera di Santa Lucia. Climb to the top of the Colle della Guardia. Visit the Blessed Virgin of San Luca. Panettone. Pandoro. Certosino or Panspeziale.

  8. Porta Santo Stefano, Bologna Ancient Gate – Bologna Guide

    The event happened in 1540 when the woman, accompanied by 39 men of the Bolognese nobility to meet her future husband, made her triumphal entry at Porta Santo Stefano, passing through the drawbridge among the multitude of the crowd who looked at her enchanted, musicians and numerous harquebus shots.

  9. Bologna - Wikipedia

    Bologna is situated on the edge of the Po Plain at the foot of the Apennine Mountains, at the meeting of the Reno and Savena river valleys. As Bologna's two main watercourses flow directly to the sea, the town lies outside of the drainage basin of the River Po.

  10. Poseidon - Wikipedia

    Poseidon ( / pəˈsaɪdən, pɒ -, poʊ -/; [1] Greek: Ποσειδῶν) is one of the Twelve Olympians in ancient Greek religion and mythology, presiding over the sea, storms, earthquakes and horses. [2] He was the protector of seafarers and the guardian of many Hellenic cities and colonies.

  11. List of cultural references in the Divine Comedy - Wikipedia

    Dante, poised between the mountain of purgatory and the city of Florence, a detail of a painting by Domenico di Michelino, Florence 1465.. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri is a long allegorical poem in three parts (or canticas): the Inferno (), Purgatorio (), and Paradiso (), and 100 cantos, with the Inferno having 34, Purgatorio having 33, and Paradiso having 33 cantos.