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Fontana Pretoria
Fontana Pretoria

Fontana Pretoria

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90133 Palermo, Province of Palermo, Italy
http://tourismsicilia.com/piazza-della-vergogna-palermo/
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Pretoria fountain was built in 1554 by Francesco Camilliani in Florence, and moved to Piazza Pretoria in Palermo in 1581.

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Beautiful piazza whether viewing it from a neighboring building or from the street. Very close to the Four Corners, so I'd make a stop here on your way walking to there.

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The square in which the Fontana Pretoria sits is also known as the "Piazza della Vergogna" (Piazza of Shame) on account of the nude statues in the square. It's all tasteful, and the grandness of the fountain makes it one of Palermo's most wonderful sites, especially if you want to sit for a spell under the Sicilian sun. It's so lovely that 16th century artist and historian Giorgio Vasari once said that it's so stupendous even Florence offered nothing as a rival in terms of fountains: "Fonte stupendissima che non ha pari in Fiorenza."

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The Fountain of Shame, by Francesco Camilliani.

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Rome

La bellissima Fontana Pretoria si trova in pieno centro storico, nella piazza omonima, ed è uno dei simboli di Palermo. La storia è piuttosto particolare, infatti questa fontana fu costruita in Toscana e solo successivamente trasportata a Palermo. Bellissima, sicuramente da scoprire magari durante una passeggiata serale che, grazie alla luce dei lampioni è ancora più bella e suggestiva. Scoprite la storia delle Statue nude e lasciatevi affascinare dall'atmosfera di Palermo, che è unica al mondo.

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Milan

Questa fontana in stile rinascimentale sorge al centro della piazza con lo stesso nome ed è il luogo ideale per cercare un po' di refrigerio d'estate! Le statue raffigurano i fiumi di palermo e gli dei dell'Olimpo.

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Piazza chiamata anche 'piazza della vergogna' a causa delle nudità delle statue

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