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Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria)

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Piazza Pretoria, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

It is a very nice fountain with several statues too look at. It is not that busy so you can take your time looking at the statues.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wolf3728
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Hard to miss if you visit historic Palermo and Quatto Canti. Out of season it wasn't mobbed and good atmosphere

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gsm018
Reviewed 4 November 2018

The Fontana Pretoria is a must see and is in close proximity to other sites such as the La Martorana, Palazzo dei Normanni and the Cappella Palatina. This fountain was designed about 1552 for the garden of a Florentine Villa. It is also called "The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 3 November 2018

This is set in the beautiful old city of Palermo and is just one of the things you must see. Surrounded by many statues depicting men and women in all different poses (mostly naked be warned) - once called the fountain of shame because of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank steviejgalfie
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Situated in the historic centre of Palermo, is this wonderful fountain and statues. Guards are vigilant all the time as there is a "no sitting" rule. Close by to several churches and the Ballaro Market.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cath B
Reviewed 24 October 2018

It’s located in the old part of the city. It’s really nice to walk in this part of Palermo to enjoy the vibe and history.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Mahdi G
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

This structure is a must see. It is truly remarkable and ornate. It is much.more interesting a larger than The Neptune. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Benjamin W
Reviewed 13 October 2018

This spot is attractive not only for the nude statues but I think because of the fountain itself and the very good lighting from above as long as it's sunny! The weather was very nice when we visited it and the sky was bright speckled...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rosalia S
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Nice and elaborate fountain near a couple churches. It’s worth stopping at for a few photos. One can get a great view of it from the tower of Saint Catherine’s church next door.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jaimeelsabio
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Nice to see and hear that the convent overlooked the fountain. It was deemed shameful with all the nude statues!

Date of experience: October 2018
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