February 4, 2010

Putto and dolphin at the Neptune Square, Bologna, Italy

Location: Neptune Fountain, Piazza del Nettuno, Bologna, Italy (44° 30′ 27″ N, 11° 21′ 5″ E)
Date: 19 March 2005; 11.25am
Camera: Canon 300D with kit lens

Bologna, the "Red City" is a nice city to spend a day or two. It has fantastic culinary delights, including the famous Bolognaise sauce, at very reasonable prices. One of the reasons is that it is a university town- the oldest university in the West is located here. There are many cafes and restaurants set up in the open spaces of the Di Maggio Square in the city centre, offering delightful outdoor casual dining. Right next to this is the Neptune Fountain with the readily recognizable bronze figure of Neptune. Another delightful sculpture in the square is the little Putto and dolphin, with water sprouting from the mouth of the dolphin.


pictublog said...

piece of art, love it

fufu said...

ops... i see... bolognaise sause is from bologna!!!

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Malaika said...

I'm from Bologna and delighted to see the inspired pictures you took in my town! It happens rarely that a tourist visits Bologna during his Italian journey. Thanks for sharing these pictures on your blog. Just one note: the main square's name is Piazza Maggiore (not Di Maggio).
I take the chance to thank you: I adore travelling and thought your shots I'm revisiting countries I know and the parts of our world I wish to see soon.Wonderful photos!!Barbara