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Location address: Italia, Bologna, Bologna
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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 Its bronze figure of Neptune, extending his reach in a lordly gesture of stilling and controlling the waters, is an early work by Giambologna, completed about 1567.
The statue on top of the fountain of Neptune is an early work of Giambologna of Jean Boulogne, a Renaissance sculptor from Douai in French Flanders, who made his career here in Italy. The fountain was completed in 1565.
A detail of the fountain.