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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A trip to Florence is not complete until you visit the Fontana della Porcellini, or “Il Porcellino,” as the locals call it. It is like going to the Trevi Fountain in Rome. It is a bronze fountain of a wild boar not a pig, which...More

Thank Maggi713
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located down a side street from Piazza Della Signoria is this pig statue that is the symbol of Florence. We believe that you rub its snout to ensure a return to this beautiful city. The only let down was the back drop has been over...More

Thank TassieTravellers99
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Close to the leather markets. The tradition is if you drop a coin in the pigs snout you will come back to Florence one day.

Thank Karim M
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

The little pig is situated amongst some market traders behind it so could be missed so worth looking at .

Thank Martino B
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Well, it is something that most visitors do but it doesn't have the "Trevi impact." I was compelled to lose a Euro. The market area was busy but a little on the seedy side. Our little group opted for a quick photo and then moved...More

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 28 April 2018

This renowned fountain is located about a block from Piazza della Signoria. The current sculpture dates from the late 1990’s, the original resides in the Stefano Bardini Museum and dates from the early 1600’s. Tradition dictates you place a coin in the pigs’ mouth, let...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 16 March 2018

My wife and I stayed in Florence for 1 night and visited Fontana del Porcellino and rubbed his nose and dropped a coin, this is a must do for Florence and the second time for me. The market was fun and we made some good...More

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 7 March 2018

We came across the boar on a walk around the city. We did like others and rubbed the snout. The snout is pretty shiny from all the rubbing. It was a fun find and stop.

Thank GRS-SJS
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

This is one of those statues which is a must, the only problem is the photo you take has the market behind it!!!

Thank Mel J
Reviewed 29 January 2018

We were taken here to see the famous boar. Of course we had our photo taken with it and rubbed its snout. Lots of tourists here.

Thank Phil G
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times, passing through Via dei Calzaiuoli, you can
reach the city center, the Florence that everybody
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experience the rare beauty of the capital of the
Renaissance. walking delighted across Palazzo Vecchio
and overlooking Piazza della Signoria, up to the
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