Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria), Palermo

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Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria) is a fountain created by Florentine sculptor Francesco Camilliani between 1554 and 1555. Also called “Fountain of Shame,” this structure is decorated elaborately with dozens of carved figures, including animal heads, nymphs, monsters, ornamental staircases, gods and goddesses, and nude figures. This is all accompanied by a water system that was advanced for its time. The fountain is lit up at night. Our Palermo trip planner makes visiting Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria) and other Palermo attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • What a fountain rather beautifully designed fountains. A very large corner of freshness and surrounded by magnificent palaces and buildings to see too. We linger among the sculptures it's a very pleasant moment
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  • This place is hidden in the city centre, but definitely worth seeing, it was probably the best place we visited in Palermo :)  more »
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  • Beautiful place. It's quite hidden, didn't expect to find so beautiful many beautiful places in Palermo.
  • The centre piece was imported, well bought by the city and the surrounding statues are truly works of art. The skill that went into making them is amazing.
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