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Incredible piece. Just keep in mind, the statues are not the original ones. Those are found in the... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Carmen D
Bucharest, Romania
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Our taxi driver stopped here and encouraged us to visit this fountain of 1557. I read about this... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Sarasota, Florida
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Messina, Sicily, Italy

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Incredible piece. Just keep in mind, the statues are not the original ones. Those are found in the Museo Regionale, after they survived the earthquake

Thank Carmen D
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Our taxi driver stopped here and encouraged us to visit this fountain of 1557. I read about this before visiting.

Thank ZeebruggeExplorer
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Visited Messina and we went on the tour bus which went past this statue which down by the sea, Stunning.

Thank family52
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Nice to go see and take a picture but takes about two minutes . Didn't like how people were trying to Constantly sell us stuff all around there. They were annoying

Thank Candice O
Reviewed 19 May 2017

One of the only pleases open on May Day when the QM2 arrived unexpectedly, but Cunard forgot to tell anyone in Messina!

Thank romeo017
Reviewed 8 November 2016

This fountain which depicts Neptune, is found in a square a little bit out of the way from the rest of town. We only saw it because our guide took us there, so we could take pictures. If you are in Messina, you want to...More

1  Thank brightscot
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This Carrara marble fountain is some 10 min walk from the main Duomo Sq., and is located by the sea. It's a beautiful fountain depicting Neptune, the God of Sea protecting Messina.

2  Thank B1714D
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The committee of the Fountain of Neptune in 1556, marks the end of the decade of profitable business in Messina of Giovanni Montorsoli (Montorsoli, 1507c. - Florence, 1563), a pupil of Andrea Ferrucci from Fiesole and a follower of Michelangelo since his early stay in...More

Thank sondago
Reviewed 12 June 2016

This statue is on the outskirts of the town but can be found after a lovely stroll along the waterfront. A good place to sit and rest up before continuing to explore the area.

2  Thank Datchet
Reviewed 13 October 2015

While I may be prejudiced because this sculpture was actually done by my grandfather's uncle, I thought it was great, and I enjoyed seeing it :) Having said that, I must say that it is in a very busy area in a very busy city....More

2  Thank LetterioZ
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