Visit to Nettuno's restoration site - bolognawelcome

Visit to Nettuno's restoration site

From EUR 5

One the main symbols of Bologna is the gigantic statue of the god Neptune that dominates a graceful fountain, currently the site of an important restoration project. While works are progressing, you cannot see Neptune from far away…but with this visit you can see the Giant eye-to-eye.  This extremely rare opportunity has been opened to the public – and you’re lucky to be in the front row!

While restoration experts bring the fountain back to its former glory, get a firsthand look at their work and at the world-famous bronze by sculptor Giambologna.


Until 30 June: every day
No tours on 6 - 9 - 19 - 20 June
Starting from 1 July: every day



Until  30 June  
Monday to Friday: 11:30am
Saturday and Sunday: 3pm


Starting from 1 July 
Monday to Saturday: 18pm
Sunday and bank holidays (15 August): 11am




Bologna Welcome
Tourist information and incoming services point
Piazza Maggiore 1/e - 40124




Max 1 hour








Skilled Italian/English-speaking tour guide




€ 5.00 per person*


Pre-booking is required at least 1 day before

*Discount for holders of Bologna Welcome Card

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  • See the restorers at work (weekdays only). The site can be visited all week.
  • See this amazing work of art up close, every skillfully sculpted detail
  • Hear about the fountain and discover how water and waterways helped make Bologna what it is today


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