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Fontana Maggiore, Perugia

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Fontana Maggiore is a medieval fountain in the middle of the Piazza IV Novembre. Sculptures line the sides of the basin, depicting scenes from the Old Testament. There are also signs of the zodiac, prophets and saints, and events from Roman history. Built between 1275 and 1278, the fountain was erected by a father-son team, Nicola and Giovanni Pisano. Using our international travel planner, Perugia attractions like Fontana Maggiore can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The Fontana Maggiore in Piazza IV Novembre was built in the thirteenth century. It was an important prestige object for Perugiade and the crowning glory of the work on the aqueduct that brought water....  more
    The Fontana Maggiore in Piazza IV Novembre was built in the thirteenth century. It was an important prestige object for Perugiade and the crowning glory of the work on the aqueduct that brought water....  more »
  • The fountain has sat in the Piazza Novembre in the heart of Perugia since around 1275 and was erected when a new aquaduct was built to provide water to the elevated town of Perugia. They managed... 
    The fountain has sat in the Piazza Novembre in the heart of Perugia since around 1275 and was erected when a new aquaduct was built to provide water to the elevated town of Perugia. They managed...  more »
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  • For me the best round fountain in the middle of a square I have seen....till now. Sure there is Trevi, but it is not round and is stuck to the building....so. Little statues on the side are beautiful and is close to 800years old, so amazing Middle ages achivement.
  • The historic center is very compact and easy to stroll around. The city itself still preserves that ancient Medieval charm that makes you feel back in time. Fontana Maggiore is an absolute must.

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